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Sheffield Girls' celebrates Menstruation Awareness Week

Sheffield Girls’ recently celebrated Menstruation Awareness Week, aiming to support students to feel more comfortable and positive about their reproductive health. The week featured various activities designed to educate and empower our students, and special guest Chella Quint delivered a ‘Period Positive’ assembly.

Chella discussed the benefits of joining the Period Positive club, which provides a supportive and informative community for students. She proudly shared that Sheffield Girls’ had been awarded a Bronze Period Positive award and hinted that a Silver award was on the horizon. Chella was awarded an OBE, the second highest ranking order of the british empire award, in last week’s King’s birthday honours list, recognizing her significant contributions to menstrual health education. 

The assembly also featured the school's Sixth Form Period Positive team, who spoke about their roles within the club, and encouraged their peers to get involved. They emphasised that any student could approach them for support and advice regarding menstrual health.

Throughout Menstruation Awareness Week, Chella returned each day during lunchtime to engage students in fun and educational activities. These activities ranged from hands-on projects, like using clay to understand the reproductive system, to interactive period-themed games. These sessions aimed to enhance students’ knowledge and comfort with the topic of menstruation.

A special thank you goes out to Chella Quint for her invaluable support, and to Sarah Farrow, Head of PSHE, for organising the week's activities. Menstruation awareness week at Sheffield Girls’ was a resounding success, and we aim as a school to continue an informed and positive environment surrounding menstrual heath. 

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