We’re absolutely thrilled that, from Monday 20th January, every state-funded school and college in England will be able to order free period products for their students.
We have never expected young people to pack their own toilet roll or soap in their schoolbags; it is only right that these equally essential items are also freely available.
Having access to free period products in school can have a huge impact on a young person’s ability to participate in their education, and so to reach their full potential. For some, this new scheme could even mean the difference between attending school or staying at home when they have their period.
That’s why we have teamed up with Free Periods to urge every school and college in England to sign up to the Government’s new scheme.
This is an amazing opportunity to achieve greater equality in our education system, but we need every eligible institution to use its allocated funding and make period products freely available to their students as soon as possible.
The time has come: let’s join the Period Revolution!