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Hands on lesson in record bid

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: October 17, 2012

BUBBLE MAKERS: Bishop's Cleeve pupils Nadine Whitney, Jenny Broderick and Amy Wiseman get clean

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MORE than 400 pupils from Bishop's Cleeve came together to attempt a world record with counterparts at other schools.

Children from Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy were introduced to a hand hygiene lesson at the same time as 45 schools around the country.

Nearly 1,000 pupils in the South West took part in the world record-breaking attempt which was timed to coincide with Global Hand Washing Day.

Children at Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy organised a lesson at 10am, with a teacher in a model Shrek head explaining proper hand washing techniques.

Liz Wiseman, who organised the event at the school, said: "It went really well. The children really enjoyed it.

"I overheard my pupils discussing the six steps of hand washing and I think it has sunk in.

"I'd say it was a successful lesson."

Included in the lesson was a "snort run" for the children, with squirters loaded with green water to teach children how easily 'snort' can contaminate things they touch.

The lesson was designed by e-Bug, as part of the Health Protection Agency's (HPA) plan to teach children about the importance of hand hygiene when coughing or sneezing.

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