Wakefield primary school pupils invited to join handwashing competition

Showing the nation how to stay safe by washing hands is the aim of primary school pupils from Wakefield taking part in the Medicspot handwashing competition.

By NIgel Booth
Friday, 17th April 2020, 12:22 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 12:23 pm
Showing the nation how to stay safe by washing hands is the aim of primary school pupils from Wakefield taking part in the Medicspot handwashing competition.
Showing the nation how to stay safe by washing hands is the aim of primary school pupils from Wakefield taking part in the Medicspot handwashing competition.

Digital health provider Medicspot has launched the challenge to promote hand hygiene at home, challenging primary school pupils across the district to showcase handwashing by putting their creative skills to the test.

Medicspot extended their handwashing competition to all pupils aged 5–11 from primary schools throughout the city, including Crofton Junior School, Ossett Flushdyke Junior School and Sitlington Netherton Junior School.

Wakefield children are encouraged to complete the challenge while at home by making a poster, filming a video, recording a song, doing a science experiment or writing a poem, to name a few.

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Medical director at Medicspot, Dr Johnson D’souza, said: “It’s never been more important to practise proper handwashing. We designed this challenge for children to complete at home to help promote frequent hand washing and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“We’re excited to see the creativity from primary school pupils in Wakefield and hope it inspires households throughout the city to practise handwashing regularly.”

Pupils have until the end of June to get entries in. For further details and to enter, go to the Medicspot website. Winning entry will win £500 for their primary school and ten runner-ups selected to win £100.