Hand hygiene has been shown to reduce the incidence of absenteeism in schools as good hand hygiene reduces the spread of microbes and infection. Our Hand Hygiene lesson supports children to understand the importance of handwashing, giving step by step instructions in an engaging format. This lesson perfectly complements the Health and Prevention element of the new RSHE curriculum for KS2.
In this lesson, students carry out an experiment to observe how microbes can spread from person to person simply by shaking each other's hands. They will also have to decide which method is best for hand washing. Picture scenarios to lead class discussion on what might be making two children ill.