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School Trips

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  1. If this is a school trip, your teacher will most likely have a list of things that you must or must not take with you so be sure to keep this list handy when packing your case.
  2. Choose the correct clothing for the trip. For example, if you know you’ re going to be in the water, include more than one swimsuit, goggles, an extra towel…and a warm waterproof jacket or jumper to keep you warm for when you get out of the water.
  3. Remember to mix and match – there probably won’t be room for all your favourite clothes so be clever with your choice. A couple of pairs of jeans should be enough with several different tops or jumpers to update your look from day to day. If there is going to be an end of trip party, select just one outfit that you know won’t crease easily but will still look fabulous.
  4. If you are wearing sturdy boots when outdoors, remember to pack some pumps or trainers for when in your room or out and about in the town.
  5. If you feel your period may arrive whilst you are away, then pack enough supplies for your entire period, usually one pack of day and night pads, some liners or two different absorbencies of tampons.

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  6. Remember too that whether you are going to be in the sun or the snow, sunblock is vital to avoid sunburn, which can spoil any holiday.
  7. Ask your parents to purchase some small plastic bottles that you can decant your toiletries into, this will reduce the amount of space bulky shampoos, shower gels or deodorants take up. Some chemists and supermarkets even have a holiday aisle with smaller products available.
  8. Lots of people get homesick so consider taking a photo of your family, or even a cuddly toy to sleep with if it makes you feel better; you can always tell everyone it’s your lucky mascot.
  9. If your school has asked that you leave your phones behind, ask your parents to purchase an International phone card for you to take on the trip. But be clear about what time you are going to call them so you have freedom to enjoy the trip and they do not sit at home worrying about when you are going to call.
  10. To give you more space in your case or back pack, wear your bulkiest items on the journey, even if this means wrapping a favourite jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan around your waist.
  11. Take a small notepad and pen so you can jot down any telephone numbers or e-mail address of new friends.
  12. Lots of countries do not allow you to bring food into their country with you, so purchase any snacks or drinks at the airport if you are travelling overseas.
  13. If you are travelling by plane or coach, consider a smaller back pack or bag to keep with you once your case has been secured safely away and keep the items in here to a bare minimum, after all you don’t want to be lugging around a heavy bag on your trip.

Why not check out our blog Tips for Managing Your Period on Holiday

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Bebe

This was really helpful ... x

Abz

Brilliant, now my bag won`t look like it`s going to burst

Diamond_dust reply

Hi, if your tampons are feeling uncomfortable then try using smaller ones and make sure you are inserting it leaning backwards slighty and as high up as possible xx

Elephants_are_awsome

Thanks this helped so much I was so worried I wouldn't have enough space to fit every thing but with your help I know i can do it!

brilo

this is awesome

Lily

To diamond_dusk- I am sure you know that you can't wear pads in water. Practice using lite tampons on the period before the trip if regular ones hurt. If that doesn't work then - and only if your period is really light- you could go without a tampon, for some people the pressure of the water stops their flow. FYI I have never tried out the last one because I have super heavy flows. xxx Lily

M

why do we have to say we arent a robot???

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