Our SunSmart program continues to offer support to Canberra school teachers and early childhood educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been pleased to see a significant increase in the number of Canberra educators logging on and successfully completing our free online professional learning modules – Generation SunSmart.
In response to school and early childhood closures in recent weeks, we are now offering Generation SunSmart to Canberra parents and carers and we will continue to actively encourage our new audience to log on and complete SunSmart professional learning for their school moving forward.
Our SunSmart Coordinator continues to review local and national based sun protection policies for schools and early childhood services so Cancer Council can continue to confidently renew their nationally recognised SunSmart membership for another three years.
During the disruption of the COVID-19 restrictions, Cancer Council ACT has created a new online resource to better assist Canberra teachers, parents and carers with their remote learning efforts – The Sid Seagull Virtual Hunt will be launched in early Term 2. It will be suitable for primary aged students in years 3, 4 and 5. Upon successful completion, students will receive a digital personalised Certificate of Achievement from Cancer Council ACT – and hopefully take away some new SunSmart knowledge with them.
The End Of May Is Hats Off Day
Once again, ‘The End of May is Hats Off Day’ for Canberra schools and early childhood centres. This is because daily UV levels drop and remain low (under 3) through June and July in the ACT and so Canberrans can relax their daily sun protection habits, for a couple of months anyway. For more information between sun protection and Vitamin D click here.