Always’ and Tampax’ ‘About You’ Puberty Education programme is back for another year!
Designed to support schools and teachers tackling the challenge of talking about puberty with 11 to 12 year olds, we have a wealth of free resources and classroom demo kits with subject links to PSHE and health and well-being.
This topic map and taster lesson plan gives you an overview of the full resource, while helping pupils learn about the physical changes that happen to their bodies – both inside and out.
Further details and download links to the full resource can be found here; there, teachers can also register for a free kit to help demonstrate how pads and tampons work in practice with the aid of blue liquid and samples of feminine protection products (comprising 1x pads demo kit with accompanying guide and 1x tampons demo kit, also with accompanying guide).
The full suite of resources include three core modules: ‘Changing Body’, ‘Healthy Body’ and ‘Emotional Health’. Each module is designed to link with science and PSHE topics.
The programme also includes a set of secondary resources that build on the core modules and also, for the first time this year, introduce a PE module.
Further resources include a ‘Teacher’s Notes’ document with cross-curricular links, lesson plans, supporting PowerPoints presentations, activity sheets and videos.
Healthy Body (Science and PSHE)
In this module students will learn how to properly care for their changing bodies, both inside and out. This includes diet, exercise, personal hygiene and sleep.
Emotional Health (PSHE)
This module addresses emotional changes caused by puberty, gives advice about peer pressure, self-esteem and relationships with parents/carers and draws on the #LikeAGirl campaign, developed to help teens build their confidence and to empower them to live to their fullest potential.
Changing Body (Science)
This module gives your students straight answers to their biggest questions about puberty, growth and development. It includes a video to show changes associated with puberty, the female reproductive organs and what’s occurring inside the body during the menstrual cycle.
Secondary PE module (PE)
This module is designed to tackle the sport drop-off in girls at the point of puberty. This leverages the #LikeAGirl campaign helping them to build their confidence, understand that they can still be active and encourage them to live to their fullest potential.
Register here to access these modules and receive free classroom resource packs that include information leaflets for students and parents, plus feminine protection samples for each girl in one of year school’s year groups.