The Health and Hygiene workshop is a new addition to the many projects led by the Community Engagement Team at Strive. The workshop was inspired after the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to educate students on hygiene in a post-pandemic world, in order to prevent communicable disease outbreaks in schools and local communities. We also wish to help build healthy habits into the future, by focusing on the importance of washing hands, showering regularly, proper toothbrushing and flossing, wearing a mask or a face shield, covering their nose and mouth whilst sneezing, and more.
October 2022 workshop
The Health and Hygiene team launched their first kindergarten workshop in October 2022. Preschool students visited creative educational stations about health and hygiene such as colouring, hand-washing activities, role playing, and storytelling. Led by a team of enthusiastic Strive volunteers, students learned about healthy habits to help protect them from infection and maintain a healthy lifestyle — by making better food choices, exercising regularly, and having a balanced sleep routine. The workshop was an enormous success, and preschool students engaged eagerly with the activities and volunteers at each station.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
The Health & Hygiene virtual workshop is intended for students from Years 1–3 (Ages 5–8) and will be conducted via a 30-minute interactive video presentation. These habits will be presented in a creative manner, with fun activities to show students what can happen if they don’t follow these habits. Through this workshop, we hope to increase awareness on health and hygiene, protect school and family communities, and implement personal hygiene routines within the daily lives of young children.