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Encouraging open and honest talk about periods

Team betty brings period awareness to Festival of Education

The Telegraph Festival of Education 2017 took place 22-23 June at Wellington College, and the team at betty for schools parked up our bright pink and yellow betty bus for two days to highlight period education.

We welcomed hundreds of festival-goers on to the bus, from groups of students to educational influencers, to share how how betty for schools can help teachers of 8-12s educate young people about periods. The students in particular loved our surprise slide!

On the Friday, the betty team hosted an exciting panel debate to discuss “Is the way we teach PSHE at schools contributing to a ‘period taboo’ culture in society?”. The panel debate was chaired by Claire Blackmore, editor at betty.me, joined by Kim Constable, Dr. Yasmin Walters and Jade Dalrymple. The debate, which was streamed live on Facebook, highlighted the key issues that currently affect girls about periods, as well as demonstrating the impact betty is having on schools in the UK.

The betty team was inundated with visits to the bus throughout the festival, and Wellington College was awash with the bright pink betty tote bags gifted to visitors!