Menarche ~ first period ~ Girls in Years 5 & 6

The average age for starting puberty is 11.5 years old, with some girls getting their first period at 8 years old. Studies show that a possible cause of adolescent depression & anxiety for girls was the experience they had around their first period. If they feel humiliated, shame and a loss of body control it leads to some very strong emotions. Therefore ‘knowledge is power’. If we can educate our young girls before their first period and inform them that this time in their life is one to be celebrated and make her feel empowered, than those feelings of shame & disgust shouldn’t enter their thoughts.
This session we will be talking honestly, openly and positively about the girls first period. We will be looking at:
*  cycles of life
*  menstrual cycle
*  practical ways to manage menstruation at school, at home and elsewhere
*  the girls feelings about starting their first period & what this might look/feel like
*  the different products that the girls can use – pads, tampons, disposable & reusable pads, underwear & swimwear
*  how to take good care of ourselves throughout our entire cycle, with lots of tips for those few days
*  putting together their own ‘period pack’ they they can keep in their school bags
Art/Craft:  relaxing jar of bath salts


15 April 2021


12:30 PM - 3:30 PM



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Tallebudgera Leisure Centre
1525 Gold Coast Highway, Tallebudgera