Period poverty refers to having a lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. The pupils in 1L decided to take action to try and do something about this issue, which affects millions of girls and women world-wide, as well as within our own community.
Research done by Plan International UK shows that:
*One in ten girls cannot afford sanitary protection.
*Over 137,300 girls have missed a day of school because of period poverty.
*40% of girls have used toilet roll because they could not afford menstrual products.
*If a girl misses school every time she has her period, she is set 145 days behind her fellow male pupils.
Last half-term, lower school pupils were encouraged to bring in as many sanitary products as possible, which will then be taken to the Caterham Foodbanks. The response was fantastic, and we ended up with a great number of products which will hopefully make a small but very important impact on those who need them.
Period Poverty is an on-going problem, and so making regular donations is something that the pupils in the lower school have pledged to do. If any parents would like to make any donations, at any time, please do. There will be regular collections in H11, which will then be taken to our local foodbanks.Back to all news