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Being Healthy - Hand Hygiene

Our theme for assemblies this week is ‘Being Healthy’. Pupils are being reminded about the best way to wash their hands, and how it important it is. There are some lovely videos on the BBC Newsround website, including one on hand washing. We also talked about the important of using a tissue for coughs and sneezes, and repeated the message ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’. Some pupils have asked us about the use of hand sanitisers. While there are sinks, with soap in nearly every classroom, and all children have access to warm water and soap to wash their hands, we have consulted with our Health and Safety advisors on this. In the current circumstances, we can allow hand sanitisers to be brought in from home, if wished. It is not compulsory; remember all children do have access to soap and water to wash their hands!