The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.
Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the funding to include primary schools, as no student should worry about where their next sanitary product will come from and should be able to fully participate in lessons without this being an issue.
The project came about after campaigners were shocked to discover girls were missing school because of not having access to sanitary products.
Research from the GirlGuides as suggested that almost a third of girls and young women aged between 11 and 21 missed classes because of their period.