Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls


Sanitary product machine

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020.

It follows Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement last month of funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.

Amika George, founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, called the latest move “fantastic news”.

Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi said: “No-one should be held back from reaching their potential”.

When Mr Hammond made the original announcement in his Spring Statement last month campaigners argued that it should also include primary schools.

“We’re so glad that the government has extended this pledge to primary schools,” said Ms George, 19, a student at Cambridge University.

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