Mrs O’Reilly used pepper to highlight the importance of washing your hands properly.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve all learnt a lot more about the importance of washing our hands. In order to show children the importance, in a way they would understand, we conducted an experiment. First, we poured pepper into a dish filled with water and asked the child to swirl their finger around. Naturally, when they pulled their fingers out of the water it was covered in pepper. Next, the children placed some antibacterial soap onto their fingers, miraculously, when they dipped their fingers back into the water, the pepper fled, creating a ‘safe zone’ around their fingers. The children were in awe and now have a much better understanding.