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BARNSLEY ACADEMY TEAMS UP WITH NATIONAL SCHEME TO TACKLE ‘PERIOD POVERTY’

19th March 2019

Barnsley Academy has teamed up with the Red Box Project to help tackle ‘period poverty’ in the community.

The Red Box Project itself is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative which aims to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free sanitary products to local schools.


The scheme was founded in March 2017 by three friends who decided to take action after reading about ‘Period Poverty‘ and the impact it was having on some young women, who were missing out on their education because they couldn’t afford the products they needed during their period.


Recognising that the need was nationwide, the Red Box Project has now been rolled out across the country, with local groups, through donations etc, helping produce boxes filled with sanitary products, delivered to schools and distributed to those who need them.

Commenting on Barnsley Academy’s involvement, Principal Stephen Dixon said:

“Here at Barnsley Academy, we recognize that Period Poverty is a real issue for some and we are pleased to be working with the Red Box Project to help support those of our students who need it.”

For further information about this press release, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143.

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