These updated resources provide Year 7-10 students and teachers with free online activities that examine the issues related to young people and skin cancer. Linked with the Australian curriculum, these lessons introduce students to topics such as UV radiation, the dangers of tanning, attitudes towards sun protection and the communication of health messages.
These new evidence-based resources have been strategically developed in consultation with the NSW Department of Education and other education and health sector representatives. They offer teachers a set of flexible classroom materials that align with the outcomes, objectives, skills and content of both the NSW PDHPE and Science syllabuses for years K–10.
These resources are also linked to the Australian Curriculum, where relevant, and can be used by Canberra teachers.
This free online program upskills secondary school teachers about skin cancer, being SunSmart and how to incorporate sun protection activities into day to day activities and the school setting.
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Suitable for year 7 - 10 students. View a series of videos and lessons examining the issues related to young people and skin cancer. The activities throughout the resource can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive unit. Teachers should note that reference is made to skin cancer throughout the resource and can therefore be upsetting for some students. The resource addresses the consequences of cancer and shows footage of surgical procedures. It is recommended that teachers review the material beforehand to ensure it is suitable for all students.
ACT secondary schools are encouraged to 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.
ACT school teachers and secondary school students can download the free SunSmart app to their Smartphone. The app highlights very clearly what time of the day you should be thinking about sun protection, it also offers a daily weather forecast and general reminders. Check it out.
Canberra secondary school teachers and parents can now access all their school's health and wellbeing needs from one website. The website was launched in late 2014 and includes resources, tools, support and PL opportunities from Canberra's leading health Not For Profit Organisations, including Cancer Council ACT. You can also follow the Healthy Schools Network ACT on Twitter @hsnACT
A Shade Comparison Check is the first step in ensuring there is adequate shade to protect as many students as possible using an outdoor space from overexposure to direct UV. Click on the button below to learn more about it.