Remember the five steps to hand-washing: wet, soap, wash, rinse and dry.
Hand-Washing & Hygiene
These interactive workshops teach children about good personal hygiene and common bugs caught through germs.
From reminding young children the importance of correctly washing hands and catch coughs and sneezes, to looking at the science of the spread of bacteria and germs to support science delivery – we have the workshop for you!
The workshop was very informative.
The children enjoyed the hands on experience of learning about hand-washing. I would recommend this workshop to all primary children,
Headteacher, Wolverham Primary & Nursery School
Workshops include the following activities:
LIGHT BOX GERM SPOTTER
Using UV hand scrub children can see how well they wash their hands and see where bacteria may be lurking!
THE GIANT GERMS
Giant Germs as a learning tool.
Children taught the correct way to wash their hands to avoid spreading germs.
Germ powder activity to understand how easily germs are transferred from surface to surface.
IMPORTANCE OF HANDWASHING
Discussion around the importance of hand-washing.
A song to embed learning with younger children.
5 Steps to Hand-Washing
Using soap and water for hand-washing:
Wet your hands with clean water warm, if available and apply soap
Lather by rubbing hands together; be sure to cover all surfaces
Continue rubbing hands together for 15 to 20 seconds sing "Happy Birthday" twice in your head
Thoroughly rinse hands under running water
Use paper towels or an air dryer to dry hands thoroughly