Periods are a natural bodily function that happens to around half the population, yet a large proportion of young people still have limited knowledge of what it is, why it happens and how to deal with this monthly cycle. betty for schools is a new, curriculum-linked period education programme designed to encourage open, respectful and honest conversations about periods and the way they affect girls. Accredited by the PSHE Association, free, interactive resources have been created for teachers of 8-12 year olds.

TES and betty for schools have formed a partnership to gather the opinions and expertise of teachers on the most effective ways to approach teaching menstruation education and puberty. Expert teachers offer their advice on how to get the conversation started in your school, creative ways to put your class – and yourself – at ease, and how to dispel the myths and stigma around menstruation. Here, you’ll find a wealth of advice and information on how to keep your class informed, engaged and at ease with talking about periods.

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