Carlton Primary pupil cleans up in national hand washing competition

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Lucy Patty
10-year-old Lucy and her family created a movie trailer to promote hand hygiene

A 10-year-old pupil from Carlton Primary School in Bedford has been crowned hand washing champion in a national competition.

Lucy Patty impressed the judges of the Medicspot primary school hand washing competition with a creative movie-trailer-style video to encourage hand hygeine.

158 schools across the UK took part in the coronavirus lockdown competition which challenged 5 – 11-year-olds to put their creative skills to the test.

Children were encouraged to complete the challenge as creatively as possible while at home by making a poster, filming a video, recording a song, doing a science experiment or writing a poem.

Carlton Primary School was one of ten primary schools who were awarded £100 to go towards school supplies including books, software and art supplies.

The grand prize of £500 was awarded to Uplands Manor Primary School in Smethwick, West Midlands, for their handwashing rap video entry from key worker pupils Grace and Korey.

The competition was run by Medicspot, a digital health company that has been supporting NHS workers and care home residents from exposure to COVID-19 with contact-free GP appointments.

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 hope the creativity from primary school pupils inspires households to practise handwashing regularly”, said Dr D’souza.

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