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

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How To Protect Our Skin from Seasonal UV changes

Why talk about sun protection in winter? We are approaching the shortest day of year which is also day that the UV (ultraviolet radiation) will be at its lowest for the year. Knowing a little bit about Earth’s relationship with the sun allows us to understand how the intensity of the sun’s rays can change […]

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High school sun protection behaviours – we want to hear form you!

Parents often express their concern that their children are not receiving the same level of sun protection in high school as they did at their local primary school. While there are many more challenges when it comes to students being SunSmart at secondary schools, growing community expectations exist for the well-practiced primary school habits to […]

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WA // Two ways to rethink sun protection at your school

Western Australian primary schools are doing an amazing job at protecting children from damaging ultraviolet radiation (UVR). To build on this great work, here are two tweaks to your school’s approach to reinforce the SunSmart message. Think UV not heat It’s UVR from the sun that causes sunburn and skin damage, not heat. Misconceptions about […]

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WA // Win $10 000 for shade – winners announced!

SunSmart and Cancer Council WA are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Win $10 000 Shade Competition is: Bindoon Primary School Congratulations to staff and students at Bindoon PS! The winners of one of 5 SunSmart packs are: Cunderdin District High School Harmony Primary School, Atwell North Beach Primary School Phoenix Primary School, […]

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