After receiving their own box in September, students and staff from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have recently brought in donations to support Rugby’s Red Box Project which will help to end period poverty in Rugby.

The UK wide project, which began in 2017, was set up to set up to tackle period poverty and provide period products to any young person who needs them. The project collects donations of period products and new underwear from members of the public and produces fully stocked red boxes which are placed in schools for students who need access to the products.

Olivia Le Poidevin, coordinator of The Red Box Project in Rugby, said “It was wonderful to hear that Avon Valley School’s red box is being used for the benefit of the students at the school. We’re also really grateful that the school has held this collection to support our project which now has a presence in every secondary school in the town.”

Headteacher, Alison Davies, said “This collection forms part of a larger collection we’ve held to support a number of local organisations including the local Food Bank, and Christmas hampers created for Warwickshire care leavers. The Red Box Project is a fantastic idea and across the town there are a number of donation drop off boxes. I would encourage people, where possible, to make a donation and help end period poverty in Rugby.”