REAL STORIES- Launched January 2013.
Fresh for Term 1, Cancer Council's new Real Stories has been superseded and made even easier to access online. This new resource has something for all classrooms from year 7 to 10 and is free for teachers to use.
Download a flyer and share Real Stories with other teachers at your school this summer.
GENERATION SUNSMART- An online student resource AND Professional Development training modules for ACT teachers
This national SunSmart educational resource has been designed for early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers, school health nurses and school students (Years 6 to 9).
All Canberra secondary school teachers who successfully complete the free online training modules will receive a Professional Development certificate from Cancer Council Australia.
KIDSKIN: Sun Safety Education Resource For Year 7 and 8 students (Early Adolescence)
Availability: All ACT secondary schools have received a complimentary copy of this resource (Oct 2010).
Contact Cancer Council ACT for additional copies. Activities in this resource have been aligned with Every chance to learn- Curriculum framework for ACT schools p to yr 10
SUNSCREEN FUNDRAISING- start raising funds for new shade by selling sunscreen at your school
UV RISK REDUCTION
: A Planning Guide for Secondary Schools (Revised 2009)
This 20 page booklet outlines the issues secondary schools may face around sun protection behavior. It includes tips towards developing and implementing a sun protection policy for your school, curriculum activity ideas and links to other information. Availability: FREE download.
This resource was funded by Queensland Health and managed by the Education Commitee of the Home Economics Institute of Australia Incorporated (HEIA) and supported by Cancer Council Queensland. Availability: FREE download.
SUNSMART WEB WIDGET FOR YOUR SCHOOL'S WEBSITE (FREE)
ACT secondary schools can now upload the FREE SunSmart widget to their school's website. The widget not only works as a general reminder to be SunSmart, but it also indicates what time sun protection is required each day along with a daily max temperature and rain forecast for Canberra.
(To upload simply click on 'Add this to your website' and follow the instructions, otherwise ask your IT guru to upload the widget.
How SunSmart are you? An innovative game-based resource for Year 7 students that promotes the science behind the SunSmart message.
FREE ONLINE SHADE AUDIT FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Shade can reduce UV exposure by over 90%, but this only occurs when exposure to the sky is eliminated. Typical shade, such as a tree or umbrella, reduces UV exposure by up to 75%. This means that 25% or more of UV still reaches you, from reflection off the sky or surrounding surfaces. As a rule of thumb, if you can see the sky, you are less than fully protected.
Download the SunSmart App to your smartphone