Following on from the news that Scientists are to begin collecting data on flu outbreaks from UK schools this winter to better understand its spread. Kimberley Clark have announced the launch of THE HEALTHY SCHOOLS PROJECT.
THE HEALTHY SCHOOLS PROJECT* is designed for children aged between 3 and 11. The project combines the issue of hand hygiene alongside the national curriculum by providing special materials to educate children on the importance of good hand hygiene. Watch the video to see how THE HEALTHY SCHOOLS PROJECT* can create a healthy learning environment.
The Healthy Schools Project is a child-friendly initiative created to help nurseries and schools reinforce positive messages about the benefits of good hand hygiene among pupils.
Independent studies have shown that good hand hygiene among school children can have a dramatic effect on absenteeism by reducing the spread of the germs that cause illness. In one study, a 50% reduction in absenteeism was recorded at a primary school that implemented a hand-washing programme.
We know that some germs are good but some germs are bad and poor hand hygiene can quickly spread common illnesses such as coughs, colds and tummy bugs in an environment where children play, work and eat in very close proximity to each other – The Healthy Schools Project* can help children:
Have fun while learning simple messages about hand washing
- Be more independent to know when is a good time to wash hands
- Become healthier – by learning about hand hygiene they can build positive habits for the future.
You can read more about the Healthy Schools project at the Kimberley Clark Website