Washing our hands for a better future

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It’s Global Handwashing Day on Sunday 15th October, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’, reminding us that handwashing not only protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world.

Handwashing is an easy, affordable and effective way to achieve continued health, wellbeing and productivity for ourselves, our families and communities. This simple act can reduce the number of lost sick days at work and school, prevent contamination in catering workplaces, protect visitors and patients from infection at healthcare facilities, and even help fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. Here are some interesting facts courtesy of globalhandwashing.org.

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At Jangro, we take hand hygiene seriously and have given careful thought to the products we offer through our network. We know that the efficacy of hand hygiene products in tackling infections is a crucial factor in tackling the spread of infections so all hand hygiene products we offer conform to key standards including EN 1499, EN1276 and EN13727. Our Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Catalogue gives further details of our latest washroom range, including perfumed and unperfumed liquid soaps, foams, sanitising gels and wipes. You will also find a range of wall charts and posters, including a guide to hand washing, which can be downloaded for free and used in facilities as part of a hand hygiene campaign.

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We also know that having a range of options available can increase the likelihood that a person will wash or sanitise their hands more regularly, and more effectively. That’s why we offer dispenser options to suit all preferences, including a specially-developed range of hand hygiene products for children called Jangronauts.

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The Jangronauts range helps children learn about the importance of hand hygiene in a fun, interactive and educational way. The range of hand washing dispensers (with a selection of soap options), toilet tissue dispensers and hand drying units for washrooms all feature the fun ‘Jangronaut’ characters; whilst a wide range of free support materials is also available to help teachers and parents engage with children and deliver the hand washing message in a fun and interactive way. For more information go to www.jangronauts.co.uk

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This October 15th, whether you are celebrating at school, in a health or catering facility, or at home with your community, let’s wash our hands and invest in a better future!

The Jangronauts have Landed!

Hi everyone and welcome to my third blog. This week I will be introducing you to four of my little friends, Jimmy, Jack, Jess and Jade.


They are the Jangronauts!

The loveable hand-washing heroes are ready to teach children the vital importance of hygiene in a fun, interactive and educational way and they feature on a range of hand washing dispensers, toilet tissue dispensers and hand drying units for washrooms.

Giving teachers a helping hand!

Lively educational resources have been put together to help teachers and parents engage with children and deliver the hand washing messages in a fun and interactive way.

The activity sheets, story book, certificates and posters can all be utilised in the classroom to help reinforce the important message the Jangronauts bring to the children.


Cool curriculum

We have worked with teaching experts to create a pack of curriculum ideas suitable for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. As hygiene is part of children’s Foundation stage assessment criteria (an early learning goal) there is a whole host of ideas including interactive circle time discussions, numeracy tasks and outdoor activities included in the pack.

Watch and Learn

A two-minute animated digital rhyme, which can be used in class, explains why children need to wash their hands and includes a step-by-step guide on the correct way to do it. It can be viewed on Jangro’s YouTube Channel youtube.com/user/jangrouk

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Wonders of the web

They also have their very own website, www.jangronauts.co.uk which has an interactive animated feature telling the story of the Jangronauts as you scroll down the page.

Meet the Jangronauts

All the Jangronauts have unique personalities and go on lots of exciting adventures. The one thing they have in common is their passion for hand washing.

Here is a little bit more information about each of them….


Jangronaut Jimmy crosses space and time and he loves high-fiving aliens covered in slime! Jimmy must make sure that, when he gets home, he washes his hands with plenty of foam.


Jangronaut Jack gets a ride on an elephant’s back and races a leopard around a race track. As the sun sets on another really wild day, he scrubs his hands washing the germs away.


Jangronaut Jess loves to picnic in the sky, in her pretty balloon, way up high. She finds a rain cloud when it is time to eat, and washes her hands before yummy treats.


Jangronaut Jade swims around the ocean with ease, but all the cold water had made her sneeze. Not wanting to spread germs everywhere, she washes her hands with soap….bugs beware!

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my little friends, visit my social media pages for more info, updates and a cool competition later this week.