We believe that all young people should have access to the sanitary products they need without hindrance. That's why some of our Sixth Form students created 'Proud, Period!' an initiative to provide free sanitary products for girls, for free, in designated toilets around the Academy building.
Following a series of assemblies to boys and to girls, the project was launched, and has taken off, not only in Felixstowe Academy, but in other schools across Suffolk and beyond.
Designated toilets are marked with a discreet love heart logo, and within these toilets, there are boxes filled with multiple products for students to use. We encourage students and staff to pay back, if they can, or pay it forward. Donated items can be dropped off at the office or placed in a box.
You can find out more about this project on this page, and download resources to help your school in starting something similar. If you'd like advice or support, please get in touch.