IT’S TIME TO RETHINK PERIODS!
How we talk about periods, the products we use, and what we do with those products afterwards.
Rethink Periods is a free, nationwide, award winning schools programme developed by campaigning organisation, City to Sea, which delivers dynamic period education for use in primary and secondary schools. It offers unbiased and timely information on all products available and the social and environmental impacts of menstruation.
We supported City to Sea in developing lesson plans and teaching resources covering four areas; menstruation and period products, periods and the environment, myths and taboos, and period equality. To ensure teachers feel confident in delivering the content and to eliminate misconceptions, they attend a Rethink Periods training event. Trainers discuss all menstrual products in detail and how to best share this information with students in an unbiased way, so they can make their own, well informed, decisions.
The lessons are suitable for all genders, are fully editable and come with a range of supporting resources such as parent letters, FAQs and in depth product information.
Schools receive a product demonstration box to keep worth £110 that includes examples of every menstrual product currently on the market (tampons, pads, liners, cups and period pants). Best of all everything in the box is reusable/plastic-free/organic.
"Genuinely the best training I have ever had in 6 years of teaching. My partner is a deputy head and I was raving to him about it as soon as he walked in the door."