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Sun Protection

We are pleased to inform you that Furze Platt Infant School are taking part in the Sun Safe Schools national accreditation programme - the content of which forms part of our duty of care to ensure the health and wellbeing of your child(ren) during school hours.


Whilst we recognise that some sun is good for us, Sun Safety is an important health and safety issue. Children spend almost half their childhood at school, with a great deal of time spent outdoors. During the warmer months of the year children are exposed to Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) from the sun, the majority of which is when penetration is strongest (between 11am and 3pm). Without adequate protection, a child's delicate skin can easily burn, this can cause cumulative and irreparable damage that can significantly increase their risk of developing skin cancer in later life.


Whilst skin cancer remains the UK's most common and fastest rising cancer, the good news is that it is almost entirely preventable (around 90% of cases!) and with parental support, simple steps can be undertaken to ensure that your child is protected, can enjoy the sun safely and learn to develop healthy lifestyle choices.


Click on the links below to read our Sun Protection Policy and for further information about Sun Safety and Skin Cancer:


FPIS Sun Protection Policy