Hundreds of thousands of children are learning the importance of sun safety through the Sun Safe Schools scheme. Register your school today for fantastic FREE resources. Together we can make a difference and save lives!
THE UK’S ONLY NATIONAL ACCREDITATION SCHEME PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES TO PREVENT THE UK’S MOST COMMON AND FASTEST RISING CANCER.
Sun Safe Schools is a nationwide accreditation scheme developed by national skin cancer charity Skcin, to promote sun safety from an early age in order to reduce the soaring rates of skin cancer in the UK.
Striking a balance between encouraging fun in the sun and ensuring that children stay ‘sun safe’ whilst at school is of paramount importance! Skin cancer statistics are compelling and burning as a child can significantly increase a persons risk of developing what is now the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer!
As the days get longer and warmer, and outdoor play becomes an even bigger part of daily life at school, it’s vital that primary schools remember the importance of striking a balance between encouraging fun in the sun and ensuring that children stay sun safe. With the help of our fantastic, FREE and comprehensive range of teaching resources, you can educate your pupils to become ‘Sun Safe Superstars’ and gain an award that your school can be proud of!
The scheme provides teachers with FREE policy information, resources and support materials to ensure that children are adequately protected from the damaging effects of the sun and learn how to enjoy the sun safely at an early age. It also provides useful information that extends to the parents and families of your pupils to ensure that the sun safe message is reinforced at home.
Gaining a Sun Safe award for your school will illustrate to parents and interested bodies that you are prepared to go that extra mile to ensure the health and wellbeing of children in your care. And, most importantly, by becoming a Sun Safe School, YOU can help to reverse the soaring rates of skin cancer in this country.
Children spend almost half their childhood at school, with approximately eight hours per week spent outdoors. During the hotter months of the year, children are exposed to UV radiation from the sun, much of which is at times when UV penetration is at its strongest. Without adequate protection, a child’s delicate skin can burn within minutes, causing irreparable damage and increasing their risk of developing skin cancer in later life.
FREE resources include: Illustrated, rhyming book, song and music, worksheets, lesson plans, assembly plans, parent information, sun safe policy, sun safety books, official award and certification, stickers, competitions, subsidised dun hats, posters, full guidance, help and advice and much more…