Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society, and underlines the importance of science in our day to day lives. You can read more about World Science Day for Peace and Development here.
This year the focus was on COVID-19 and Science. Last week Year 4 looked at the importance of washing our hands with soap for 20 seconds to get rid of any harmful bacteria and microbes.
We carried out an experiment using pepper to represent the virus, putting it into water to see what happens when we place a finger covered in soap into the mixture.
We have seen for ourselves how washing our hands in soap for 20 seconds makes a difference to keeping our hands free of harmful bacteria, microbes and potentially harmful viruses such as COVID-19. The children have also learned the science behind why and how soap and water so works successfully to clean our hands properly.
Another important message the children have been looking at is how two in five schools around the world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, and discussing how this may have an impact on the spread of the virus worldwide.
As children of the future, we have been looking at water sustainability and ways to not waste water – thinking also how to help get access to water to every child in every part of the world. Alongside this we have seen what work Action Aid is doing for the world in an effort to give everyone equal access to water. ‘Water is a right, not a privilege’.
Here are some posters attached that the children from 4NH have created to remind us of the importance of washing our hands properly for 20 seconds with soap and water.