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Period products free in all schools from Monday

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Corvuscorax, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    Does anyone work in a school where period products aren't free? I suppose the difference will be the government is paying for them, rather than the school.

    But wouldn't it be far more valuable and effective for the government to fund a more period- friendly design for girls toilets? sink in the same cubicle as toilet, paper towels as well as hand driers, etc.

    Its all very well providing free menstrual cups, but I've never come across a school where you could use them
     
  2. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    There are free pads available where I work but I doubt most of the girls know. I guess they find out when HoY or ladies in the office provide them . The school does pay for them
     
  3. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    well, they know in our school, its written on the back of every female toilet door
     
  4. Grandsire

    Grandsire Star commenter

    Oh, how I remember the dread of rummaging quietly in a bag in a cubicle... knowing everyone could hear everything.

    When we had our cloakroom areas redesigned, and the horrible cubicles (whose walls and doors didn’t meet either the floor or the ceiling) were removed, I managed to convince the mostly-male management to install toilet ‘rooms’ for the girls, with proper ceiling-to-floor walls and doors, with individual wash basins, paper towels and bins inside, to guarantee total privacy.

    Most girls in Primary won’t have to worry about period privacy, but for the few that do, in my school at least, it’s one thing less to worry about.
     
    chelsea2, agathamorse and Corvuscorax like this.
  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    You can never have enough free periods:eek::D
     
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