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Generation SunSmart


Physical activity and sun protection – how to encourage both for healthy kids

For most, these facts are most likely not new: Physical activity is important for immediate and long-term physical and mental health Australian children are not meeting the daily recommendations for physical activity* Research supports the importance of play for young children Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world Ultraviolet […]

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WA // WA schools getting SunSmart in the classroom

We’ve been hearing great things from teachers across WA who have been doing sun protection activities in their classrooms. Here’s a sample (just click on each image for a better view): Belmont Primary School created this great display   Toodyay District High School’s year 1 students did activities on sun protection after a visit from […]

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WA // SunSmart/Nature Play Mission Competition winners announcement

Nature Play WA and SunSmart photo competition for kids 8 years and under   Winning photo – Rosalie Primary School in Shenton Park show us how to make a shady cubby! Thanks to the Western Australian schools and child care services who entered our Mission Competition!  Kelmscott Child Care Centre  Goodstart Early Learning in Eaton […]

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WA // Practising what you preach

A healthy school community involves all partners and sends children the same message in the home, school, and community.  Students learn about health behaviours not just from what they are taught in class, but also by observing what teachers say and do outside of the context of a health lesson. Children are quick to pick up any differences between […]

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