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Encouraging open and honest talk about periods

Meet the Facilitator: Joe

You've probably all heard about our betty buses, right? Our pink and yellow beauties are travelling around the country encouraging young boys and girls everywhere to be more open and honest about that time of the month. We thought you'd want to meet some of our fabulous betty ambassadors who are leading the way in encouraging those conversations.

This week we'd like to introduce you to Joe!

Joe is a theatre-maker, education professional and coffee enthusiast from Merseyside. He is the team leader of betty bus 2 (that's the ball pit bus)

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I am the proud owner of a Blue Peter badge. (We want to know what you got it for, Joe!)

What is your favourite thing about the betty bus?

I love the reactions from the students - they're amazed and surprised and learning so much.  I also love how bright the betty bus is, the colours are great.  The best thing though, is that I get that fantastic feeling myself every single day too.

Why do you think the betty bus is so important?

Almost everyday I hear students say, "Are you going to talk with us about...Oh, I don't want to say it out loud!" I believe it's essential that both boys and girls can talk comfortably about that perfectly natural time of the month.

Your favourite moment of the tour so far?

Being taught some Welsh while visiting schools in Cardiff.

Want to find out more about the betty bus team? Follow their antics on Twitter @bettybusteam!