Sun Safety

This half of term the children have been looking at how they can keep safe in the sun. On Wednesday 23rd May Years 2, 3, 4 and 6 took part in a morning of sun safety activities.

Firstly, they took part in the Soltan Sun Ready Photo Challenge. This involved all the children showing how they could be sun safe. The photo was taken in the school grounds. The children wore sunhats, long sleeved tops, applied sun cream, played in the shade, made sure they had water bottles to keep hydrated and wore sunglasses to protect their eyes. The photo was then submitted for the competition. If the school wins, the prize is £5,000 and a set of class bibs, ideal for school trips. There are four runners up prizes of £500.

Fingers crossed.


The children also took part in the Wrap, Splat, Hat Competition. The aim of this competition was to teach the children some easy steps to keep them protected from the sun. These steps were:

  • Make sure that you Wrap up in a t-shirt, Splat on sun cream with a minimum SPF50, and put on a Hat.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and carry a water bottle to keep hydrated.
  • Remember to be sun safe and the importance of being responsible.

For this competition they had to design a hat that would keep their head, neck and face protected from the sun. The designs will be sent off shortly as the closing date is not until the 11th June. 

The Wrap, Splat, Hat Competition offers some fantastic prizes. Prizes include £1,000 for our school and Sun Safety goody bags.

Good luck to all the children who took part and thank you to Mrs Yates for organising a fun morning of activities on a very important topic.

A Sun Safety display in the classrom will help remind the children how to keep stay safe in the sun.

Free sun cream

The school received a selection of sun creams suitable for the children. Mrs Yates spoke about the importance of sun cream, how often it should be re-applied and the different SPFactors you could buy to protect your skin.

The sun cream samples we received will remain in school for the children to use on hot sunny days.