“Welcome to the betty for schools programme, we're all about periods. We want to help create a generation of girls and boys who are truly at ease talking about periods. We've worked with young people and education experts to develop curriculum-linked lessons for 8-12 year olds that encourage open, respectful and honest conversations about periods and the way they affect girls.
Our PSHE Association accredited resources are film-led, with a mix of animations, quizzes and interactive activities, making it easy for teachers to deliver our sessions with confidence.”
Always & Tampax 'About you' Puberty education programme
Always and Tampax Provide Thousands of Schools with Free Sanitary Wear and Access to Puberty Education Programme
The Always & Tampax ‘About You’ Puberty Education Programme is back this year and thousands of secondary schools across the UK and Republic of Ireland have already signed up to receive their free sample packs.
The programme aims to help educators tackle the challenge of teaching 11-14-year-olds about the physical and emotional aspects of puberty, including drops in confidence and low self-esteem that can occur in young girls.
Last year over 300,000 young girls benefitted from free Always & Tampax sample packs, and 98% of survey respondents who used the resources said their students (both boys and girls) enjoyed the lessons.
The ‘About You’ Puberty Education Programme provides free, downloadable classroom resources such as lesson plans, activity sheets, PowerPoints and videos, in addition to sending secondary schools free demonstration kits and sample packs for the girls in one chosen year group. Created by teachers for teachers, the resources help deliver puberty education in line with the PSHE/PSE curriculum. They include #LikeAGirl confidence-building resources and cover four topics:
- Changing Body – including lessons on feminine protection, puberty, growth and development
- Healthy Body – covering healthy eating, personal hygiene, exercise and sleep
- Emotional Health – covering peer pressure, self-esteem and relationships with others
- PE – tackling the sport drop-off in girls at the point of puberty, and helping them build and maintain their confidence
Free sample packs are limited in number and schools can sign up now by visiting www.nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/always-about-you, and clicking the ‘Register Now’ button. Sample packs include:
- Classroom demonstration kits
- Feminine protection sample packs & information booklets for the girls
Parent/carer leaflets for the girls to take home
This KS3 lesson plan, PowerPoint and accompanying videos explore the physical changes that occur during puberty and the effect these can have on an individual's emotions, identity and sexuality.
Using peer-to-peer discussion, scenarios and videos, students will be encouraged to examine the impact of puberty and find ways in which they can seek support if they are finding puberty challenging.
Other resources related to RSE can be found here