Sun Protection in Schools

Help your school enjoy the sun safelyChildren in classroom

Sunburn during childhood can increase the risk of skin cancer later in life, so it’s important for school children to learn how to enjoy the sun safely.

We recommend that all schools develop their own sun protection policy.

Secondary schools, primary schools and nurseries

School pupils are often outside on their lunchbreak when the sun is at its strongest. So it is important to offer sun protection in the summer term. Schools can become more SunSmart by:



Younger children are often too busy running around to worry about looking after their skin. But as a parent you can make a real difference to the damage your children receive early in life. On this site you can: