The boys in 3rd class have settled back into school and are all working very hard. We recently discussed the importance of hand washing and learned how to wash our hands properly. We completed the mouldy bread experiment to highlight the importance of washing our hands.

The experiment involved putting slices of bread into ziplock bags. The first slice of bread was put into a bag untouched. The second slice of bread was touched by dirty hands  and placed into a separate bag. The third was touched and placed into a bag after washing our hands with water and soap. The fourth slice of bread was placed into the bag after our hands were just sanitised.

The boys predicted what would happen. After a few days, mould started forming on some slices of bread. The most mould appeared on the slice that was touched by dirty hands. The message was very clear. Washing your hands properly is extremely important. Take a look at our photos.