Period education bus makes stop in Lincoln

Pupils at St Hugh’s Roman Catholic Primary School have experienced a new way of learning about periods with a visit from a special education bus.

The ‘Betty Bus’ is designed to help young women feel more comfortable learning about periods.

Female pupils at the Lincoln school took part in the one-hour sessions with trained facilitators helping explore how periods can affect them both physically and emotionally, and encouraging them to ask questions that they may not feel comfortable raising in the classroom.

Boys were also offered the opportunity to take part in separate sessions on puberty, focusing on their understanding and attitude towards this perfectly natural time of month.

Becky Hipkiss, Education Manager at betty for schools said: “We’re really excited to continue our tour of the betty bus and our mission to encourage open, respectful and honest conversations about periods and the way they affect girls.

“It’s having a really positive impact on both teachers and pupils. Our research shows that 94% of girls and boys who have received bus visits find them useful and 98% of teachers think the bus is a fun and interactive experience for the kids.”

Teachers can apply for a free visit from the betty bus for their pupils by registering their interest on the website. The free betty for schools PSHE resources are also available to download from this site.