Global Handwashing Day 2013
Global Handwashing Day is celebrated around the world each year on 15th October and aims to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. The theme for 2013 is “The Power is in Your Hands!”, as everyone has the power to create healthier communities through handwashing with soap.
e-Bug has a number of resources and lesson plans which can be used on Global handwashing day. Please follow the links below to download the e-Bug resources:
The following poster demonstrates the six steps of handwashing.
e-Bug also has a Horrid Hand road show stand. See a video of the hand hygiene activity here:
In 2012, e-Bug in collaboration with Schools Council UK broke a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson plan at multiple venues, which took place on Global Handwashing Day. Read more about this challenge here.
Hand Hygiene Challenge 2012
On Monday 15th October 2012, we broke a Guinness World Record in UK schools
On Global Handwashing Day, 15th October 2012, schools across the country joined together in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson plan at multiple venues. This challenge was led by the Public Health England’s e-Bug team in collaboration with School Councils UK. We are delighted that we successfully broke the Guinness World Record!
Well done to all the schools who took part!
Some of the schools registered for Guinness World Record attemptClick on the map to view for interactive view
Materials for the day
The lesson plan that was used to break the Guinness World Record can be downloaded here.
The Lesson Plan
Other links you might be interested in
See below for links to other websites of interest
Public Health England
School Councils UK
Global Handwashing Day Coalition
International scientific forum on home hygiene (IFH)