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Periods & Puberty

Secondary Schools

This workshop is drama based and interactive. We prepare your students for the changes they will experience during puberty in an engaging and enjoyable way.

We divide the boys and the girls into two groups. A male facilitator will lead the session with the boys and a female facilitator with the girls. This gives the students the best setting to express their opinions on the subject openly, and allows us to tailor each session more appropriately.

GIRLS: We focus on how to prepare for your first period, using anecdotes and real life stories. We give unbiased information on sanitary products, including disposable and reusable, and we talk about their pros and cons.

Throughout the session we encourage students to speak to their parent or carer this.

Through role-play the students practice being more confident asking for help when they need it.


BOYS: The students learn about the changes they will experience through puberty, this including wet dreams, erections, voices breaking and growing body hair. We let them know these changes are normal. 

We encourage students to speak up if they have any concerns and to ask for help if they need it. 


The boys will also learn what periods are. We explain the menstrual cycle, periods and encourage a supportive attitude.

'Almost half (43%) of women felt unprepared and didn't know what to expect when their period started.' - Betty for schools 2017.

'Teaching boys about periods would play a huge part in reducing the stigma and discomfort around menstruation - and would prevent girls from feeling ashamed of a natural bodily function.'

- Plan International UK

We give both groups the opportunity to ask questions anonymously with the Q & A Hat.

The content of the workshops is aimed at Secondary School Students in Year 7 & Year 8. 

We can also offer an optional parent/carer twilight workshop to supplement this session. This allows the parents/carers to understand what the students have learnt during the workshop. They can start an open conversation with their child and we provide the  opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

Topics Covered

  • Puberty for boys & girls: emotional & physical changes.

  • Preparing girls for their first period.

  • Sanitary products demonstration: The Pros and Cons.

  • Develop the confidence to speak up and ask for help.

  • Foster an attitude of understanding and support.

What We Provide

  • Two Facilitators: Male & Female

  • Original Content

  • Lesson Plans for before and after the workshop.

  • Music

  • Props

  • Two sessions being ran simultaneously: up to 35 Students in each session.

  • Each session 45 - 60 minutes to suit your timetable.


  • We aim to provide fantastic value for the schools we work with. Prices start from as little as £3.20 per student. Please get in touch for bookings or for more information.

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