PRIMARY school students across Weymouth are being challenged to show their creative skills whilst practicing hand washing.

Digital health provider Medicspot has launched a competition to promote the importance of good hand hygiene to children aged from five to 11.

Students are being encouraged to get creative from their homes, making sure to showcase correct hand washing technique. Some suggested examples for entries are creating a poster, filming a video or performing a song.

The initiative comes as all primary schools are closed to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

The winning entry will be given £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies and 10 runner-ups will win £100 each for their schools. Pupils have until the end of June to submit their entries.

Dr Johnson D’souza, Medical Director at Medicspot, said: “It’s never been more important to practise proper hand washing. 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 Weymouth and hope it inspires households throughout the local area to practise handwashing regularly”, said Dr D’souza.

To find out further details and to enter the competition, visit