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Road works receive $1.4 million in government funding
Community events granted $42,000
Working bees weed and mulch Runway Park gardens
Phegans Bay rock climber rescued by helicopter
Funds committed to improve facilities for commuters
Certificate issued for rail tunnel phone tower
Investigation under way after human jawbone found
Council to look into installing soap in public toilets
Soap is the best hand cleaner, student experiment finds
Soap is the best hand cleaner, students show
Water and sewerage maintenance projects announced
Former Member for Gosford dies aged 90
Construction certificate for $2.3 million gymnasium
Application to build three townhouses
Construction certificate for Ettalong multi-dwellings
Council biodiversity strategy to be redrafted
Councillors decide to attend briefings remotely
Landscaping work in Woy Woy town centre
Dedicated team for Woy Woy
Libraries re-open on a limited basis
Progress association launches online fundraising effort
Cenotaph to be restored and featured on website
Planning Panel proves to be more costly, says Tesch
Rate notices to include hardship advice
New Rotary president at Woy Woy
No clear Covid roadmap for tourism, Tesch claims
Support line advertised in shopping centres
MP recognises a Woy Woy business in parliament
One quarter of average rainfall recorded for June
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Someone needed to stand up to buzzword-led invasion
Call to Council to publish a full response
Are public toilets cleaned regularly and well?
Commuter bus could not be booked by phone
Average bloke cannot afford extra tolls
Economic Strategy is same meaningless flummery
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Second edition of Stories from Patonga is planned
Award winner finds success as 'mature model'
Gallery re-opens in Ettalong
Television appearance for 79-year-old 'singing caddie'
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Archaeological dig to be conducted at school
Pick up and drop off rules enforced
Kindergarten information sessions to be held in July
Music bus returns after hiatus
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Bowling greens re-open for normal use this week
Peninsula loses 'all-time great sporting identity'
Woy Woy Lions resume training
Life Saving Club prepares for 100th birthday

Soap is the best hand cleaner, students show

Students at Woy Woy Public School have conducted a hand-cleaning experiment which shows that "soap was the best cleaner".

Science teacher Mr David Owens said the students carried out a scientific experiment to determine which was the best method of cleaning hands.

He said the experiment showed "we should use soap as our first type of cleaner and then hand sanitiser if we don't have soap".

"Unclean hands spread the virus."

Mr Owens said that, in the experiment, students grew germs from their hands.

"We prepared petri dishes with an agar jelly for the germs to grow on then we touched each bit of jelly with our hands.

"We used dirty hands, hands washed with soap and hands washed with sanitiser.

"We also left one untouched as a control," Mr Owens said.

"To make it a fair test, we did exactly the same actions for each petri dish and then we taped them shut so no more germs could get in."

Mr Owens said that after allowing the bacteria time to grow: "We found that soap was the best cleaner as we found fewer bacteria growing on the agar jelly. Then hand sanitiser.

"The dirty hands grew the most bacteria."

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