Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Congratulations to Dunham-on-Trent CofE Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Dunham-on-Trent CofE Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.

“A brilliant resource - really well presented and organised. I liked the simplicity of the policy generator, and the fact that the ks2 resources were more challenging. Thank you

(Julia Wallace - Dunham-on-Trent CofE Primary School) 25th July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

Congratulations to Netherfield Infant School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Netherfield Infant School is now a Sun Safe School.

“The children have developed their knowledge on how to keep safe in the sun. They enjoyed the activities and especially enjoyed the book and song. It has been a very useful and effective scheme.

(Rosie Davies - Netherfield Infant School) 21st July 2017

Congratulations to Kempston Rural for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Kempston Rural is now a Sun Safe School.

“The website with the 4 steps has been incredibly useful when educating the children about sun safety. The pre-formatted resources have saved time and offered a clear proforma to follow. The children have enjoyed the activities and teaching elements and the letters to keep parents informed were a useful addition.

(Katie Seddon - Kempston Rural ) 21st July 2017

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Swanage Primary School completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Assembly Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Swanage Primary School in Swanage have completed Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe School by conducting a whole school assembly to introduce the scheme and the importance of Sun Safety to the children.

“The resources for the whole school assembly were fantastic! It enabled us to create the plan very easily and very quickly. We used the powerpoint for the assembly and it made a great backdrop behind the children on the screen. Our class sang the slip slop slap song so loud that we did not need to use the music to accompnay them on the day. We included lots of the essential top tips for avoiding sunburn, and lots of interesting sun facts that we found in the sun safe literature. It was a very informative assembly and was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole school and the parents and grandparents, aunties and uncles of the children in our class! We were given lots of compliments and positive feedback. At the end of the assembly we did a q&a session, asking questions to the whole school to see what they could remember to stay sun safe. It was so much fun to do, the children really enjoyed it!

(Susannah Hill - Swanage Primary School) 20th July 2017


Skcin would like to extend their congratulations to Oakfield High School and College for their fabulous work and winning video entry. We are delighted to provide the school with their winning package of extra resources including; activity books and stickers, George the Sun Safe Superstar books and board game, as well as a UV sun station, sunscreen and dispenser. Marie Tudor from Skcin commented, “The children have clearly worked hard to show us the Sun Safe messaging they have learnt via the Sun Safe Schools scheme and we couldn’t be more pleased to provide them with further resources for their efforts. The school has renewed their annual accreditation this year, showing a continued commitment to the scheme and sun safety, proving very worthy winners” :)

Joanne Taylor, pictured with the children who helped create the video is the school’s Sun Safe Co-ordinator and has personally got behind the project having been diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma 10 years ago, aged just 33. 

“It is something that I feel passionate about, having been personally affected by the diagnosis. 10 years on, I am one of the lucky ones and have had no further occurrence, however not everyone is so fortunate” commented Joanne.
“We are thrilled to have come first in this competition. This is our second year being recognised with the Sun Safe Certification. We as a School and College share the same thoughts in relation to sun safety and believe that teaching young people is extremely important, in terms of our overall well-being. We are ensuring that our young people have the understanding and knowledge that is so important and feel that we all have a duty of care to ensure that the health of our individuals is promoted across the curriculum. Repetition of driving this subject forward has proven to be a success with our young people, the activities, assemblies and constant reminders through our school newsletter and website, has really got our parents involved too.

“I was extremely grateful to all the staff involved in the Production of the video. Charlotte Lomas produced a video which captured the students enthusiasm for the events which took place around Sun Safety and evidences her creativity”.
The children involved told Joanne how much fun they’d had taking part in the video and activities and wanted to let people know “it’s not nice when you get burned - damage to your skin is bad and to always keep shoulders covered, wear sunscreen and a hat!”

Well done to all the ‘Sun Safe Superstars’ at Oakfield High School and College – what a great way to end the academic year -  we wish you all a wonderful, Sun Safe, Summer holidays J

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Congratulations to Moulton Chapel Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Moulton Chapel Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.
“Moulton chapel primary school has become very proactive about sun safety over the past 8 years. It has been our unwritten policy that all children must wear a hat to protect them from the sun, parents are encouraged to apply sun cream at the start of the school day and to have sun cream with them to apply during the day. Over the years there have been many grumbly children who have not been allowed out in full sun at playtime because they had forgotted their own hat! The sun safe schools accreditation scheme has been fantastic in providing resources and a focus throughout the last term to enable us to fully embed sun safety within the school. It pushed us to purchase legionnaire caps to provide each current child with a school cap - and we have purchased sufficient to provide caps for several years to come. Sending the sun safe policy home to parents also heightened parents' awareness and given us their written support. On our summer outings this year we overheard many positive comments from the general public on the fact that our children were protected by their school caps. Maybe we made others think about whether they should be protecting their own and their children's heads and skin too? The resources and scheme in general have been invaluable to us. Uv monitoring apps have been downloaded onto class ipads and these are used by the children daily to inform what protection is required. This is something they will take forward with them into their adult life and will inform their own parenting in the fullness of time. Thank you.
(Lesley Mackenzie - Moulton Chapel Primary School) 18th July 2017

Congratulations to Mitchell Brook Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Mitchell Brook Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.

“I can truly say, this has been one of the best websites for resources and information i have come across. It really has it all. Had lots of fun using this product and loved the profiles.

(Finola Ryan - Mitchell Brook Primary School) 18th July 2017