MHS Feminine Hygiene Packs
Period Poverty and Feminine Hygiene is something we feel very passionate about here at MHS, and over the last few years we have worked really hard to develop new and creative ways to support our girls and the wider community.
Over the past two weeks we have been hard at work putting together and distributing Feminine Hygiene Packs for our Year 7 girls. This batch of packs are specifically put together for our Year 7 girls as all other year groups have already received educational material and the opportunity for free resources in the past, and so now we turn our attention to our current Year 7 to ensure that they have the same opportunity of support and resources that other pupils have already had.
All of our Year 7 girls have been offered the opportunity to receive a free Feminine Hygiene Pack, the contents of which are aimed to help equip the girls with come of the basic supplies needed for a period and also to support positive body hygiene. The feminine hygiene packs contain items such as- deodorant, hairbrush, reusable sanitary pads, face wipes etc. Here at Milford Haven School we have chosen to prioritise a large portion of our W.G. grant spend on reusable products that support feminine hygiene, this is in order to maximise the long term impact we can make and also support equal access for all our girls to some of the more expensive but sustainable products available.
Along with the letters that were sent home relating to the Feminine Hygiene Packs, we also produced an information leaflet that explains some of reusable items now available, how they are safely used, and also the positive ways these items can affect both our young girls and the wider world- for example positive environmental impact and significant financial savings. We believe that the only way for our girls to make educated decisions for their bodies is for them to be well educated on all of the options available to them. For some of our girls single use products will be their preference and they are not only included in the packs but also readily available in the Red Boxes around school. For some of our girls reusable products will be the best choice, and these packs are a fantastic opportunity for the girls to try reusable pads and experience the benefits without having to take on the initial costs.
We feel that we have a moral obligation to ensure that our girls have fair access to period products. Period poverty is negatively affecting the education of some young people in our school community, and
hopefully this project will make a positive difference to our girls!
A huge diolch & da iawn to Alicia Thomas, who has produced the above ‘haul’ video to help promote our Feminine Hygiene Packs to fellow pupils who would benefit. A great piece of work Alicia, and thank you so much for your support of this important project.
Being ready to learn is about so much more than just being on time to your classes, wearing correct uniform and having the required stationery. In order for our young people to be truly ready to learn they need to be equipped with a positive attitude, be respectful of others in the classroom, and take responsibility for positively engaging in their own education.
Thank you to all of our families that support us in setting high expectations for our young people, encouraging your children to give their best and reach their full potential during their time at MHS.
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