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Sun Safe Schools

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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!

Sun Safe Schools

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!

Sun Safe Schools

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!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Skin cancer is the most common & fastest rising cancer in the UK
  • Melanoma is now one of the biggest cancer killers in 15-34 year olds
  • More people die from skin cancer in the UK than Australia - the UV capital of the world
  • Just one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chance of developing melanoma in later life
  • Over 80% of all skin cancer cases are caused by lack of protection from UV light and can be prevented by being sun safe from an early age
  • Growing up with a knowledge of sun safety will save lives

WILL YOU HELP?

  • By educating your pupils about sun safety?
  • By ensuring your school is providing a sun safe environment and policy?
  • By showing parents your commitment to the health and wellbeing of your pupils?
  • By gaining your Sun Safe Schools accreditation?

HOW will gaining an award benefit my school?

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.

Visit www.sunsafeschools.co.uk to find out more, register your school and work towards your Sun Safe School’s Award. Our 4 step on-line status guide will assist you step by step, in gaining your award and providing you with a comprehensive range of free, fun and engaging resources:

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…

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Attachments

Download an example set of fun sun safety work sheets and George the Sun Safe Superstar’ rhyming, illustrated book
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Multimedia

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We so desperately need to take action against this devastating disease and primary schools are in a position to make a REAL difference, so please seize this opportunity to help us make that difference and register your school to take part today.

www.sunsafeschools.co.uk

Pie Corbett