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Hand wash competition for Sutherland pupils

By Ali Morrison

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Digital health provider Medicspot has launched a competition to promote hand hygiene at home, challenging primary school pupils across Sutherland to showcase hand washing by putting their creative skills to the test.

Medicspot extended their hand washing competition to all pupils aged 5–11 from primary schools throughout the local area, including Brora Primary School, Helmsdale Primary School and Stoer Primary School.

The competition is for primary school age children.
The competition is for primary school age children.

The home challenge comes as primary schools are closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 for all but children of critical workers, and as the Easter holidays begin.

Sutherland 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.

In their entry, pupils in the local area are challenged to get creative and include some key points about proper handwashing, including washing hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently throughout the day.

The winning entry will win £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies, and 10 runner-ups will be selected to win £100 for their primary school. This money can go towards school supplies including books, software and art supplies.

The competition is being run by Medicspot, a digital health company working to protect NHS workers from exposure to COVID-19 with contact-free examination.

Dr Johnson D’souza, Medical Director at Medicspot, 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 Sutherland and hope it inspires households throughout the local area to practise hand washing regularly”, said Dr D’souza.

Pupils have until the end of June to get their entries in.

For further details and to enter, go to the [Medicspot website](https://www.medicspot.co.uk/handwash).

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