As you might be aware, the MMSA (Malta Medical Students’ Association) has become very popular among schools for their ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ sessions, aimed to make doctors look more approachable to young children.
This year, the MMSA wishes to kick-start the scholastic year with a slightly different event. The 15th of October will be Global Hand-washing Day, and the MMSA will be organising an inter-schools Art Competition titled “Hand-washing”, targeting students in Junior 4, 5 and 6. The students can basically draw anything related to hand-washing on an A3 sheet using any medium, and can title their artwork as they wish.
The artworks by the students must be collected by the school and received by the MMSA by Saturday 6th October at noon.
The artworks will then be photographed and uploaded on Facebook on the MMSA-SCOPH (Standing Committee on Public Health) page, where they can be ‘Liked’ by the public. This will constitute 50% of the points. The remaining 50% will be allotted by an adjudicating panel. Winners will receive wonderful scientifically-related books, sponsored by Agenda.
This competition is open to all state, church and independent primary schools. We hope to see many students participating in this event because we believe that hand-washing is very often taken for-granted. Highlighting the importance of hand hygiene to children at an early age can definitely promote it as a good habit which will have positive impacts on their health.
Put your paintbrushes to work children as St Benedict College Ħal Għaxaq Primary will participate in this ”Hand-washing” Art Competition!