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

Generation SunSmart


Slip on a sun protective uniform to prevent sunburn and skin cancer

‘Slip on a shirt’ has been a part of the SunSmart mantra for over 20 years. Wearing sun protective clothing is the best way to protect your skin – after all, ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can’t penetrate fabric, it stays in place and it won’t wash off. Clothing acts as a barrier between […]

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Kick start the school year with healthy habits

What’s your favourite way to start your year off? Email schools@cancerwa.asn.au with your name, school name and answer by 13 March 2020 to go in the draw for a set of 10 classroom hats to use as spares and a slinky machine for Crunch&Sip fun! WA schools only. A new year, a new class and […]

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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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