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.