Northampton High School has been raising awareness for Menstrual Hygiene Day in an attempt to highlight the issues faced by those experiencing period poverty. The campaign underlines the importance of menstrual hygiene and aims to educate people on the issues faced by those who don’t have access to sanitary products.
Last week, our Femsock team organised various activities to break the silence and stigma surrounding the topic. With the help of Ms Eldridge and Mrs Kaur, pupils created posters and displays to encourage others to learn more about period poverty in the UK and around the world. Sanitary product collection points were also set up around the school to encourage staff and students to donate products in support of a local charity.
On Thursday 8 June, we held a special mufti day dedicated to the campaign. It was wonderful to see our entire Senior School community wearing red or pink in support of this movement and coming together to raise awareness. During lunchtime, the Senior School foyer was transformed into a nail-painting, glitter-tattoo station for other pupils to enjoy. This initiative saw the group raise money in support of our chosen charities and inspired several conversations around menstrual hygiene.
Thank you to Ms Eldridge, Mrs Kaur and the entire Femsock team for their dedication to this project and for being the change we wish to see!