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

Generation SunSmart

Coordinate whole school programs that limit exposure during peak ultraviolet radiation periods. This can be achieved by:

  • Holding twilight swimming carnivals. Twilight events also provide an opportunity for parents who have work commitments during the day to attend.
  • Having sports carnivals in Term 3 rather than Term 4. The UV radiation levels during spring are lower than during summer.
  • Increasing and maintaining shade for outdoor activities.
  • Holding outdoor activities as far from solar noon as possible. For example, activities held at 10.30 will still experience high UV levels, but they won’t be as strong as UV levels at 12 noon.
  • Having a longer morning break, and shorter lunch break.
  • Scheduling the morning tea break a little later, so that lunch can also be held a later during the day. This allows breaks to occur on either side of solar noon.
  • Eating lunch together as a class indoors or in the shade.
  • Coordinating whole school programs that limit exposure during peak ultraviolet radiation periods.