Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities.

Generation SunSmart


New sun protection guidelines for WA schools

Cancer Council WA has developed sun protection best practice guidelines for Western Australian schools. These guidelines outline why evidence-based sun protection should be included in the policy and practice of all Western Australian schools. It also provides key recommendations on how to reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation to students and staff. This document […]

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SunSmart is seeking your shade stories

If you’ve ever been to your local playground or swimming pool and appreciated the shade, or lack thereof, Cancer Council WA’s SunSmart team wants to hear about it. The SunSmart team is seeking community feedback on the availability of shade at public outdoor places and open spaces in Western Australia. The importance of sun protection […]

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Sun protection and swimming carnivals

Is your school planning a swimming carnival? Here are some ways to protect students from sun exposure during your swimming carnival: Organisation Use an indoor pool if available. Hold a twilight carnival, starting the carnival late in the afternoon and continuing into the evening. Schedule as many events or activities as possible early in the […]

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ACT // Attention ACT teachers!

Attention ACT Primary and Secondary School Teachers! Log on and complete Generation SunSmart professional learning modules in Term 1 2019 and Cancer Council ACT will send you out a SunSmart Info Pack including a complimentary tube of SPF 30+ sunscreen. For more information on the ACT SunSmart Schools program, click here.

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Why baseball caps shouldn’t come to school

Eighty-four per cent of Western Australian primary schools have a legionnaire’s, bucket, or broad-brimmed hat as part of the uniform. There’s a reason for this – they are the best choice to protect kids from the sun and to reduce their risk of skin cancer. However, around 16% of primary schools (and most high schools) […]

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