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Here Comes The Sun Teaching

In 2012 we launched our free 'Here Comes the Sun' sun safety Teaching Resources at Troedyrhiw Community Primary school in Merthyr Tydfil. We're now encouraging other Primary and Secondary schools in Wales to get involved and help make children and teenagers aware of how to enjoy the sun safely.

Gail Rees, former Head Teacher at Troedyrhiw Community Primary school, said;

"Our children being aware of the potential danger of the sun to their young skin is very important to us, so we're really pleased to see Tenovus Cancer Care working together with schools to help teach children about sun safety. "The whole school got involved with classes writing poems, songs and making their own sunglasses using the  school resources provided by Tenovus Cancer Care which were fantastic, great fun and informative."

As well as a resource for Primary Schools there are curriculum based resources for Secondary Schools with both available in the medium of English or Welsh.

Maura Matthews, our Health and Wellbeing Development Manager, said;

"Malignant melanoma is increasing at an alarming rate; in Wales alone, there are 700 new cases of malignant melanoma every year, and children are at double the risk of developing skin cancer in later life if they get sunburnt as a child. "We have seen children who have deliberately burnt themselves to create 'sun tattoos' on their bodies, so we're partnering with schools to provide teachers with resources that will help them teach children and teenagers understand about the importance of being safe in the sun."

If you would like to use the free Tenovus Cancer Care “Here Comes the Sun” Teaching Resources in your Primary or Secondary School please contact maura.matthews@tenovuscancercare.org.uk for more information.