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Sun Safety for Kids

Nothing says British summertime quite like the frequent bursts of glorious sunshine mixed with torrential downpours - and this year is proving to be no exception! Regardless, UV rays are still shining strongly upon us, which means that delicate skin is at serious risk of sun damage. The majority of which is caused before the age of 18, as children’s skin tends to be more sensitive than that of an adult.
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Surfs up as Sun Sensible Schools campaign is launched!

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School and nursery pupils across the country are set to put their creativity to the test and win an Ozzie-style surf sun shelter, as the 2014 Sun Sensible schools campaign is launched.

Providing extra shade in the playground is one of the ways you can help protect children... and with our competition, you can! All your pupils need to do is design a surfboard with a sun theme on our website at

Alternatively, you can download a surfboard template and post your entries to us at Crawford Healthcare Ltd, King Edward Court, King Edward Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0BE

So why not encourage them to enter now? Find out more about being sun sensible at

We’ve produced a range of materials to help your school put their own policy in place, to teach your pupils more about the sun and help encourage children to cover up, drink more, stay in the shade and apply sunscreen regularly.

Three schools won the competition last year and were awarded with fantastic prizes including a sandbox and pergola, a wooden playhouse and a Buddy Buses sun shelter.

Following on from last year’s success, which saw over two hundred schools take part to design a t-shirt, Sun Sense UK has raised the bar again tasking participants with designing a surfboard which would be included in  an Ozzie-style surf shack shelter at the winning candidates schools’.


Check out the full 2014 SunSense range here.

We’ve got lots of exciting activities planned for the year ahead, as well as our popular competitions and giveaways, so make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter so that you don’t miss out.

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