To educate students in the importance of personal hygiene, especially during the current health crisis, The Grange conducted an experiment for them to understand the necessity for washing and sanitising their hands.
Students were divided into groups of five and were each given five pieces of bread. They were told to give each piece of bread and following treatment:
Bread 1 – Untouched by hand
Bread 2 – Touched with unwashed hands
Bread 3 – Touched after using hand sanitizer
Bread 4 – Touched after hands were washed thoroughly using soap and water.
Bread 5 – Each group gets to choose the dirtiest part of the classroom and rub the bread against the surface.
This was a project 4 weeks in the making. The breads were left untouched for 4 weeks, exposed to direct sunlight. Students then did a collective observation and analysis on the breads’ condition.
By seeing for themselves the various degree of mold growth on the pieces of bread, the students were convinced of the importance of sanitising/washing their hands.
What The Grange did to Protect our Community against COVID-19
Since the start of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, The Grange has taken all the necessary precautionary measures to protect the safety and well-being of all our students and staff. Notices on precautionary measures were disseminated to all parent and guardians.
- Requiring all students, parents and staff to complete a travel declaration form, regardless of whether they have travelled to China or elsewhere.
- Requiring those who have travelled to China to strictly observe 14 days Leave of Absence.
- Requiring all the students and staff on campus to have their body temperatures recorded and monitored 3 times a day – upon arrival, at lunch time and at the end of the school day.
- Any student whose body temperature is recorded at 37.5°C and above will be isolated in the Sick Bay and the student’s parents will be asked to take them to a doctor as soon as possible.
- Reminding students to wash their hands regularly with soap and water. The school bought every student a personal hand towel to dry their hands after washing.
- Reminding students to hydrate themselves regularly.
- Ensuring all classrooms and offices are aired twice a day – before school starts, and at lunch time – to allow the rooms to be well ventilated. As an added measure, a UV light disinfection system has been installed in every classroom at The Grange.
- Visitors with a temperature of 37.5°C and above will be denied entry into campus.
- Field trips have been cancelled to avoid possible contact with large groups in public areas.
The Grange takes the safety of staff and students with the utmost importance during this global pandemic situation. We would like to offer advice to families and the public to exercise good personal hygiene. Staff and students are all advised to seek medical attention immediately should one feel unwell or is showing symptoms of the virus. Everyone should maintain a healthy lifestyle with sufficient rest, proper hydration and a balanced diet. Consideration should be given to wearing a face mask and carrying a tube of alcohol-based hand sanitiser in case they are needed.