RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
Sun Safe Schools is the first and only accreditation scheme of its kind to launch in the UK with the key objective to prevent skin cancer through education. Sun Safe Schools is a national, annual accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to educate children on the importance of sun safety. The scheme also assists primary schools in implementing a suitable sun safe policy and promoting the reinforcement of sun safety at home. Sun Safe Schools is a FREE on-line tool available to all primary schools, giving them access to a comprehensive range of fun and engaging, curriculum linked teaching resources for both key stage 1 and key stage 2 pupils.
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.
Implementing a Sun Safe policy will ensure that schools are adequately equipped to protect the children in their care from over-exposure to UV during schools hours and through education can
help evoke a culture change and shift in attitude towards sun safety that will help reverse the soaring rates of skin cancer for our future generations and those to come.
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