Home School With Hey Girls during lockdown!

If you have recently found yourself becoming both teacher and parent at home, then fear not – Hey Girls have a whole bag of education goodies at your disposal. We have designed fun and educational online resources on all things periods, puberty and inclusivity.

Educating both boys and girls on periods is incredibly important to help break down the stigma and taboo surrounding menstruation, so our packs are here to help introduce some of those slightly tougher tea-time-topics.

Our online resources provide period education for several different ages, both Primary and Secondary levels. The good news is these resources are all super easy and FREE to download during lockdown!

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Primary school

We have created a comprehensive education pack for Primary School pupils, available to download here. This resource is perfect for both parents teaching from home and teachers educating online.

What’s included

  • Teachers’ Guide
  • Plans for 2 Activities and 4 Lessons for use with pupils aged 8+
  • Full Learning Spiral linked to Curriculum benchmarks in Scotland, England and Wales
  • Hints and Tips for Assemblies, Extra Curricular Activities, running a Period Poverty campaign, and distributing period products in your school

Handy suggestions on how to use this resource:

There is no right or wrong way on how to use this pack, but to get you started we have included a handy teachers guide to help you plan out lessons. If you’re a parent teaching from home, why not begin with some of the fun activities? This is a less formal approach and will get your kids feeling relaxed and ready to ask more questions during the lessons. Get ready for a pop quiz!

Download this resource here, and select the Primary school resource pack.

Hey Girls - all the girls

secondary school

This resource is a great way to get everyone on the same page – right at the time when hormones are changing and bodies are entering the world of puberty! 

What’s included:

  • Teachers’ Guide, including advice on integrating period education across your school
  • Plans for 5 Activities and 7 Lessons for use across the school
  • Full Learning Spiral linked to Curriculum benchmarks in Scotland, England and Wales
  • Hints and Tips for Assemblies, Extra Curricular Activities, running a Period Poverty campaign, and distributing period products in your school

Handy suggestions on how to use this resource:

Why not start with a discussion on some of the stigmas and taboos surrounding menstruation, and let the kids lead the conversation. This way they are in control, and you’ll probably discover what they’re most curious about by letting them do the talking. If things start off a little shy – don’t worry! It’s bound to be a tad embarrassing for anyone, so there’s also no harm in letting your kids take ownership of the pack and let them do some independent learning on their own. 

Download this resource here, and select the High school resource pack

Hey Girls - My Period cards

home schoolin'

We understand it can be a bit of a struggle to get kids to chat openly about periods. Enter, #MyPeriod! We have designed a pack of fun, interactive and glossy flash cards that will help ignite some natural conversation, all the while answering some very important questions. Everyone is invited to play some games, have a read and get to know the basics of how to have a happy period. 

What’s  included:

  • There are 50 cards – each with an image on one side and discussion on the other.
  • The cards cover everything from the biology of menstruation to stigma and taboo.
  • The accompanying booklet is full of suggested activities for group leaders.

Check them out here

Handy extras

Looking for more? Head over to the Hey Girls Education tab on our website, and you’ll find even more educational goodies to delve into.

Many of the taboo’s and flaws that come along with period education is just down to a lack of transparency. Our Myth Buster aims to debunk any of the crazy rumours your kids pick up about periods, and set the record straight. 

Our Fact File gives you the confidence and knowledge to talk about periods with anyone in the family, as well as giving some cool pointers that can be incorporated into lessons.

Boy’s deserve to be included in these conversations. They probably have just as many questions as the rest of us, and we think it’s pretty important to give them the opportunity to learn about a natural cycle that affects the other half of the population!  Hey Boys has been designed to make everyone feel welcome, and create an equal play ground for future learning.

Got some more questions? Hey Girls are always here for anyone who wants to learn more about periods! Remember to have fun with it, and know you’re making a pretty huge difference in improving the confidence of your kids. 

Stay safe! Team HG x