Author: Sarah Rexford
Global Handwashing Day at Lake Hills Elementary was a huge success. The children loved the different games and competitions, and being all together for a global event was so much fun for them.
It’s not everyday we get to come together in unity over a desperately needed message – especially one that is so simple to implement: wash your hands, cut back on germs.
For many young children hand washing is a necessary evil that comes with playing in the dirt outside or wanting that fistful of snacks.
“Wash your hands first!” is something we probably all heard as little kids. But hand washing is not a necessary evil. It’s simply a necessity.
Teaching children from a young age the importance of hand washing will yield great benefits later on. Starting habits young is a huge accomplishment.
More than just hand washing…
The Lake Hills Elementary students had the opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves. The had the joy of participating in something individuals around the world are doing, observing, and trying to form better habits in.
We all have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than ourselves. The global hand washing event pointed to something greater.
Uniting together over something good.
Inviting young children to be a part.
Igniting change by literally starting with our own two hands.
No matter how big, change starts and ends with us.
We have to be the change we want to see in the world. When we start the process of change we can bring individuals on board one at a time.
In this manner we will change the world.
One set of hands at a time.