Period Positivity Workshops for
primary schools upper KS2
Girls Rising Movement is a unique body-positivity programme designed to empower girls aged 9-14 and their parents to navigate puberty without secrecy, embarrassment or shame.
Our interactive workshops allow female pupils to have a separate and focused interactive workshop on the topics of:
Body changes (physical and emotional),
The menstrual cycle
Body positivity and body image
Using The Moon Child story book as our conversation-starter, we set-up a circle of safety and connection from which girls are encouraged to ask questions and discuss themes with confidence and calm.
We then use interactive activities, creative activities, conversation cards, role-play and look at different period products to explore periods in a practical way as well as understand how we can best harness the hormone cycles.
The workshops cover the following upper KS2 RSE and PSHE curriculum links (from DfE):
Self and Body Image: "I am aware of my own self-image and how my body image fits into that". "I know how to develop my own self-esteem".
Puberty for girls: "I can explain how a girls body changes during puberty and understand the importance of looking after yourself physically and emotionally". "I understand that puberty is a natural process that happens to everybody and that it'll be okay for me."
Circles of Change: "I understand and respect the changes I see in myself and other people." I accept change" "I am confident enough to try to make changes when I think they will benefit me" "I can express my fears and concerns about changes that are outside of my control and know how to manage those feelings positively."
Real Self and Ideal Self: "I am aware of the importance of positive self-esteem and what I can do to develop it." "I can express how I feel about my self-image and know how to challenge negative body talk".
The workshop is facilitated by Laura Cowan who has a full enhanced DBS.
Each school will receive a copy of The Moon Child for their library as well as a class plan for further teaching.
Discounts of the book will be provided for parents wishing to buy The Moon Child book after the workshop.
Duration: 1.5-2hours either during school hours or as a one-off after-school activity.
Location: Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
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