PARENTS, IS YOUR SCHOOL SUN SAFE?
Parents/carers can help national skin cancer charity ‘Skcin’
educate our future generations and reverse the soaring rates of
the UK’s most common cancer...
Sun Safe Schools is the first and only schools award based initiative
of its kind to launch in the UK with the key objectives to prevent skin
cancer through education and ensure that all children are protected
against UV during school hours.
Children spend almost half their childhood at school, with
approximately 8 hours per week spent outdoors. During the hotter
months of the year children are exposed to UV radiation from the sun,
the majority of which is when UV penetration is at its strongest.
Without adequate protection, a child’s delicate skin can burn within
minutes, causing irreparable damage - this can significantly increase
their risk of developing skin cancer in later life.
Parents/carers can help ensure their children are both educated
on and protected against UV during school hours by getting their
school on board to register and take advantage of a comprehensive
range of free resources all available at www.sunsafechools.co.uk
Simply download the parent
information (above), print out
and hand in to your head
teacher to let them know
about the scheme.
Thank you for your help!