SunSmart

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Sunburn and too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation (UVR) during childhood and adolescence are the major causes of skin cancer later in life. 

Children are at school when UVR levels are at their peak (September through to April, especially from 10.00am - 4.00pm).

What WAVE can do:

  • Support the SunSmart work that you are doing with the Cancer Society through the SunSmart Schools Programme
  • Share ideas that support your SunSmart practices
  • Work alongside the Cancer Society to promote SunSmart

For more information about SunSmart Schools and curriculum resources, visit www.sunsmartschools.co.nz and www.cancernz.org.nz.  

Free SunSmart curriculum resources for Years 1-8 are available at www.sunsmartschools.co.nz/teachers/curriculum-resources

Planning a SunSmart Event:

As an organiser of an event there are a few simple steps you can take to help protect your participants, staff and volunteers when UV levels are high.  Use the following checklist for events held between September and March to help ensure your event is SunSmart.

Planning a SunSmart Event Checklist

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