TWO Ealing Sixth Formers are determined to play their part in preventing Period Poverty after being inspired by learning about pressure groups in their politics lessons.

Molly and Nell, pupils at St Augustine’s Priory, the Catholic independent day school for girls, want to raise awareness of the issue.

One in ten girls cannot afford sanitary products and do not therefore attend school at the time of their periods.

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Molly and Nell plan to take their symbolic red-painted bicycle, their ‘period cycle’, around neighbouring schools to speak to pupils and press for the provision of free sanitary products in schools. 

They also want to add their voice to pressure the government to change the policy whereby tampons and other feminine hygiene products are subject to VAT. 

They can be seen at speaking of their campaign.