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Primary school resource

You gotta be SunSmart

The classic 'Slip Slop Slap' message has been given a fresh update by actor, entertainer and Playschool favourite Jay Laga'aia

Sun Sound

A catchy jingle schools can play as a friendly reminder to reapply sunscreen and protect skin. Get it here


If you could see UV what might it look like? If you don't use sun protection, what might you look like in the future?

Check out SunSmart's new free seeUV app to find out.


Generation SunSmart

Online sun protection learning modules, developed by Cancer Council WA, for educators and school nurses. Suitable for year 5 and upwards.

SunSmart Countdown song

Justine Clarke sings the SunSmart Countdown song to help children remember the five SunSmart steps. Includes vocal and instrumental versions, lyrics, sheet music and associated activity ideas.

Click to listen below

Skin (song by Allan Caswell)

Written by Allan Caswell (who has kindly allowed Cancer Council to share with schools and services), this upbeat song 'Skin' has a focus on tolerance (and sun protection!).

Click to listen below

Sid the Seagull sings Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide

The new look Sid the Seagull sings about five sun protection steps to help keep your skin healthy.

Sun protection times

Even when it's cool or overcast, the sun's UV can still be damaging. The free SunSmart app and widget indicates daily local sun protection times, weather and temperature. The sun protection times are a forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology for the time of day UV levels are forecast to reach 3 or higher, At these levels, sun protection is recommended for all skin types. The app also features a sun protection reminder and sunscreen calculator.


Kidskin School Sun Safety Resources

Kidskin resources offer primary school teachers prepared activities and programs to enhance sun protection education. They are student-centred, interactive and fun. There are different resources depending on which grade you are teaching.

This page was last updated on: Thursday, March 21, 2013

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