If You're Happy And You Know It Wash Your Hands

This morning, school nurse Mrs Florance, took over the Pre-Prep assembly to talk about germs, where they are, and how we can stop them from spreading.

They discussed the importance of washing your hands and a number of volunteers assisted in explaining the steps on how to do it thoroughly.

Mrs Florance rounded off the assembly with a song ‘If you’re happy and you know it wash your hands.’

Speaking of the assembly, Mrs Florance said: “The flu has affected a lot of people across the country this year so we thought it was crucial that we teach our younger children how to stay safe by preventing germs from getting into out bodies.

“Washing hands regularly with soap and warm water could limit the spread of germs and reduce the risk of catching the flu.

 “This winter’s outbreak is reported to be 16 times more severe than last year’s so it really is worrying.”

Aussie flu is on the rise in the UK with Government data showing 4,128 people being struck down across England last week, compared to 3,044 new cases the week before.

Anne Oliver, Head of Pre-Prep at Hallfield School, said: “It's not just parents who cultivate habits of cleanliness in children, we realise that teachers have a responsibility to teach and reinforce hygiene habits too.

“It's vital that children understand the importance of hygiene and washing your hands so they can lead healthier lives.”

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