In one year alone in the UK, over 36 million school days are lost to illness. As a result, absenteeism can have a detrimental and unhealthy effect on the education of those children most affected by it.
In a drive to reduce the number of days lost to sickness at school, the Dettol Spreading Health Schools Programme was created to point that prevention is better than cure by doing a few simple things.
The initiative is aimed at 1,000 schools, to begin with. Through information packages, as well as through donations of cleaning products to each of these schools, we aim to improve the health of the children, and thereby to cut down on the number of school days lost to sickness.