Secondary School Resources

Secondary SchoolWe’ve come up with creative and engaging resources to help secondary school students 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 3 Curriculum.


Key Stage 3 Lesson Plan

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Home Activity

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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


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