Make toilets more accessible during lesson time for children

Make toilets more accessible during lesson time for children

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Lilly Pennington started this petition to Department of Education

By ella-11 and lilly-13

 

This petition is in alliance with user ella Kemp

Many schools have policies in which children are not to be permitted the use of the toilet during lesson. Some schools issue toilet passes to children with medical conditions but I belive this is  not enough.

Ella kemp said

"70 per cent of pupils in the Uk may not use the toilet during lessons

Im a year 7 pupil, and I feel ashamed. I asked to use the toilet during a lesson while on my period and the teacher said NO!!. This then caused a problem with me bleeding through my school uniform.

I am still getting used to how to deal with my periods as I'm 11 years old, and sometimes I get caught off guard. I was too embarrassed to make an issue in class, so I tied my school jumper around my waist to hide what had happened. I was humiliated, and when I told my mum she told me just to get up and walk out, but I'm too scared as I will get an after school detention.

What i think would help is if there is pass we can get from the school office during our period that we can sign for and use for a week in class to allow us to use the toilet and then hand the pass back after a week."

The almost same happened to me I had asked more than 5 times to use the toilet politely and was denied this basic human right eventually just walking out and recieveing an after school detention 

I belive to tackle this issue, passes should be easily accessible instead of multiple medical notes having to be submitted before recieveing the pass. Girls should also be able to get a pass whilst menstruating and be trusted to return it when not. I know this system is in place as some students use toilet access as an excuse to skip lessons as a way to target this I think it should be monitored how many times a student without a pass is using the toilet as they also have the right to go. Many schools just say 'go at breaktime' but you cannot control your bladder and sometimes it can be up to 2 hours between break times. 

When this petition and Ella's reaches a substantial amount of signings we will take this to our principal.

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@lillypennington1010@gmail.com 

 

 

 

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