Primary School Resources

Primary SchoolWe’ve come up with creative and engaging resources to help primary aged children learn more about the links between good health and hand hygiene, and ideas to:

  • Promote good hand hygiene practice throughout the whole school community
  • Teach pupils about the importance of good hand hygiene
  • Help reduce the spread of germs and infection

Download the Hands Up For Hygiene Leader's Guide for details of how the Activity Session Plans link to the Key Stage 2 Curriculum.

 if you do not have a printed copy of the Soapbox Newspaper, you can download it here.

Key Stage 1 and 2 Lesson Plan

Key Stage 1 and 2 Lesson PlanInteractive Whiteboard Support Presentation

Assembly Plan

Hand Washing Assembly Plan

Healthy Hands Leaflet

Healthy Hands Leaflet

News Article Stimulus

Outbreak Closes School - AgainPupils Cringe As Log Book FoundGerm of an idea set to make millionsSchool Kitchen ClosedIs this the dirtiest family?


Did you know?

  • "Handwashing is one of the most important ways of preventing the spread of illness"

  • "Regular hand washing can reduce absenteeism amongst school children"

  • "Our hands carry a mixture of both good and bad bacteria"

  • "Most of the bacteria our hands pick up live on fingertips and under our nails"

  • "Washing with water alone doesn't guarantee that bad bacteria are removed"

  • "Good bacteria act as our personal shield against unwanted bacteria"

  • "Many bacteria can survive on surfaces for several months"

  • "The skin has its own natural defences against bad bacteria"


Find out more about good hand hygiene

Hands Up For Hygiene


Hands Up For Hygiene logo

Our schools programme, helping school kids learn how, when and why they need to wash their hands.