Sun Safety Advice
Now that the warmer summer months have arrived, here are some top tips for keeping your child safe in the sun, during their time at school:
- Make sun cream a part of your morning routine for exposed parts of your child’s body. The factor on sun creams indicate how long your child will be protected from burning. For example, if you burn within ten minutes of sun exposure, factor 50 will last 50 x 10mins (just over eight hours).
- You can send your child into school with additional sun cream for them to top up during the day. Staff are not allowed to rub sun cream into your child/ren’s skin, but we will guide them through the application process to ensure they’re fully protected.
- Sun hats are great for keeping children cool and protected at lunchtimes.
- Encourage your child to stop for water throughout the school day - we will be giving them regular reminders to drink plenty in the classroom.
- Even on cloudy days, the UV levels can still be high and so sun protection is still necessary.
As a school, we will hold any outdoor activities in areas of shade whenever possible and will always encourage children to play (and relax!) in shady areas during their break and lunch times.