The Red Box Project
The Red Box Project is a nationwide, community-powered initiative to ensure that no young person misses out on their education because they have their period and lack access to menstrual products.
The Red Box Project started 2 years ago, in Portsmouth, and now has more than 3750 active red boxes in schools and other educational settings across the UK, ensuring young people have access to menstrual products whenever they need them – no questions asked.
The Red Box Project are thrilled with the news that the Department for Education’s funding for free menstrual products in England’s secondary schools and colleges will be extended to cover primary schools.
Anna Miles, co-founder of the Red Box Project said, “We are delighted that the Department for Education has listened to our concerns about the scope of this policy and has extended funding to include primary schools. Our experience at the Red Box Project has shown us that girls as young as 8 or 9 can experience period poverty. No child should miss out on their education because they have their period, irrespective of their age. “
Here at St Cuthbert’s Primary we have signed up to The Red Box Project. If any pupil would like to access our Red Box please see Mrs. McKie