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Teacher creates new product for children to wash hands outdoors

Shrewsbury | Education | Published:

A teacher has created a new product to allow children to wash their hands outdoors.

Sally Jordan, a teacher who lives near Shrewsbury, has invented her own hand washing stations

Sally Jordan, who lives near Shrewsbury, has created ‘Washaway 20’ after being concerned about the capacity of hand washing facilities at her school.

After creating the product with help from her pupils at Newtown Primary School, Sally is selling it to other schools, clubs and businesses.

Sally said: “Like many teachers in these current times I needed support for extra hand washing facilities.

“The close proximity of my class-based sinks was far from ideal and I wanted my pupils to have clean hands before entering the classroom environment.

“So, my husband and I designed the ‘Washaway 20’, which has become my perfect solution; helping to keep everyone safe. Over the past six weeks my class have worked with it and helped evaluate it, to a product we are all excited about.”

Sally said she made four prototypes of the product and the design is “continuously evolving”.

She added: “One of the original prototypes was accompanied by a bin and a pile of paper towels, this evolved to a paper roll holder, paper towel dispenser and a bin in one unit. The pedestal unit is easy to move, for greater flexibility and mobility.

“The Washaway 20 is so handy for Forest School and outdoor learning activities too. We have currently received a few orders from schools and have some current interest from bowling clubs.

“The feedback from those purchased has been positive. I appreciate schools/clubs/businesses may not have a huge amount of funds to support the need for extra hand washing so this gives a cheap and effective solution.”

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