Friday, 18 May 2018

Callands Community Primary School completes Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Lesson Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Callands Community Primary School in Warrington have completed Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe School by reading the book 'George the sun safe superstar' to each class and completing the linked lesson plan and work / activity sheets provided.

“These were resources were high quality, fun and engaging as well as reinforcing the key messages. Loved them. Thank you for creating such a wonderful accreditation scheme for schools.

(Hannah Fairhurst - Callands Community Primary School) 18th May 2018

Davina Aaron is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Davina Aaron for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I have learned valuable information around abnormalities to skin & moles. I'm pleased to have gained this knowledge.”

Davina Aaron would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Lucy Craven is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Lucy Craven for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Brilliant course for both medics and non medics alike, really useful for those that work in close proximity to clients and are in a position to promote healthy sun advice”

Lucy Craven would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Monday, 14 May 2018








SKCIN LAUNCH HARD-HITTING ‘I SPY’ CAMPAIGN

FOR NATIONAL SUN AWARENESS WEEK



Melanoma is now one of the biggest killing cancers in the 15-34 age group, as cases continue to rise with latest statistics revealing 1 in 54 people will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime - shouldn’t we all know how to spot the early signs and symptoms?



The sooner melanoma is identified and treated, the greater the chance of survival, if caught early enough it’s almost always curable, yet ignorance regarding early detection remains widespread.



To mark the start of National Sun Awareness Week 2018 (14th-20th May), national skin cancer charity, Skcin have launched the ‘I SPY MELANOMA’ campaign that aims to raise awareness of how to spot the early signs of melanoma, promote early treatment, improve prognosis and save lives.



The hard-hitting campaign that shows a skin lesion developing into a melanoma to reveal a skull, may seem harsh, but a necessity when creating a campaign that requires maximum impact to gain attention and a subsequent, vital call to action.



The concept was the brainchild of renowned London photographer Kai Bastard and special effects make-up artist Bill Turpin who collaborated to create the prosthetic melanoma and campaign photography.



Kathryn Clifford, Creative Director at Skcin comments: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Kai and Bill on this creative campaign that we hope will reach and impact a notoriously difficult-to-engage target market. We wanted to create something that would get noticed, provoke intrigue and above all, action!



“Getting the general public engaged into checking their moles isn’t the easiest of tasks - particularly with young adults. That’s why we hope this ‘shocking’ concept will create the impact and action required. Skin cancer is the only cancer we can see and the fact is, it’s a killer, cases are on the rise and urgent action and education on a national scale can and will save lives”.



Skcin have done a great deal already this year, focusing on early detection initiatives, training thousands of professionals across the hair, health and beauty industries which has proved there is still a huge void and thirst for this life-saving knowledge. The I SPY campaign complements the charities concerted efforts in this arena by making this information more accessible to the general public, who we hope will take just 5 minutes of their time to gain and share the kind of knowledge that could just save their life, or that of someone they love.





To take 5 minute ‘I SPY MELANOMA CHALLENGE’ visit: ispymelanoma.uk











Skcin would like to extend their special thanks to:



Concept: BASTARD . TURPIN (url: http://bastardturpin.com/)

Photography: Kai Bastard (url: http://bit.ly/bastard-london)

Model Making: Bill Turpin (url: http://billturpin.com/)

Website: Total SEO Services (url: https://www.totalseoservices.co.uk)





For further information please contact:

Marie Tudor | marie.tudor@skcin.org | 07775 771986





Sunday, 13 May 2018

Fairhaven Primary School completes Step 3 towards renewing their Sun Safe Accreditation - Assembly Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Fairhaven Primary School in Wordsley, Stourbridge have completed Step 3 towards renewing their Sun Safe Accreditation by conducting a whole school assembly to introduce the scheme and the importance of Sun Safety to the children.

“This is part of our regular assembly plan now and is conducted early summer term as well as during sun safety week.

(Tom Garner - Fairhaven Primary School) 13th May 2018

Congratulations to Paulerspury Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

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

“This is a very well resourced scheme. It has been easy to work through the process and involve the whole school community. Our pupils are now much more aware of how to be sun safe and are already spreading the word to their families and the wider community. Thank you

(Robin Bunting - Paulerspury Primary School) 13th May 2018

Lynsey Robertson is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Lynsey Robertson for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I have found this very informative and helpful in the fight against recognising skin cancer in my clients. Thank you so much.”

Lynsey Robertson would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.