DIGITAL health provider Medicspot has launched a competition to promote hand hygiene at home, challenging primary school pupils across Oldham to showcase handwashing by putting their creative skills to the test.

Medicspot extended their handwashing competition to all pupils aged five to 11 from primary schools across the town, including Alexandra Park Junior School, Beever Primary School and Limehurst Community Primary School.

The home challenge comes as primary schools are closed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 for all but children of critical workers, and as the Easter holidays begin.

Oldham children are encouraged to complete the challenge while at home by making a poster, filming a video, recording a song, doing a science experiment or writing a poem, to name a few.

In their entry, pupils in the town are challenged to get creative and include some key points about proper handwashing, including washing hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently throughout the day.

The winning entry will win £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies, and 10 runner-ups will be selected to win £100 for their primary school. This money can go towards school supplies including books, software and art supplies.

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’re excited to see the creativity from primary school pupils in Oldham and hope it inspires households throughout the town to practise handwashing regularly,” said Dr D’souza.

Pupils have until the end of June to get their entries in. For further details and to enter, go to the [Medicspot website](