Kids 'show' bugs the stage door!
Five local schools are writing and performing plays demonstrating that hands can spread germs easily and that hand washing is important.
The District Council's Food Safety team came up with the idea to promote National Food Safety Week, which runs from 12th to 18th June 2006.
“Last year 225 cases of food poisoning were reported to the Council and some of these could have been avoided by simple everyday actions such as hand washing”, explains Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for the Environment. “We have seen in previous years that fun activities are a good way for young children to learn the importance of hand washing and hygiene.”
The schools taking part are: Witney Community Primary School, Carterton County Primary School, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Witney, Standlake Primary School and Hailey Primary School.
Judges will be visiting the schools throughout the week to see the performances judged and the highest scoring school will receive a 'Beat the bugs' board game and a book for the school library.
Each school has been sent a resource pack with information and ideas for other classroom project relating
to hand washing and hygiene and fact files relating to germs and the history of disease prevention. For a copy of the schools resource pack or more advice about hand washing or food safety, contact the Food Safety Team on 01993 861343
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