Toodyay District High School has implemented a comprehensive sun protection policy which actively protects students and staff from dangerous levels of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Principal Mr David Ball said the school has introduced a new sun protective bucket hat for 2018. This has been achieved by working with the P&C and School Council and having positive discussions with parents to make the transition easier. Student leaders were given an opportunity to discuss the introduction of school hats and the reversible hats proved popular. The reversible hats include the school colour and logo on one side and the student's faction colour on the other.
Karen Hansen, our Regional Education Officer in the Wheatbelt, said that the introduction of bucket hats is a step in the right direction to reducing students' exposure to harmful UV rays. Karen is looking forward to working further with the school to assist in introducing other SunSmart strategies over time.
Mr Ball said that students, staff and parents were working together on sun protection with the aim of Toodyay District High School eventually becoming a registered SunSmart School.
When you do you need to use sun protection?
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For more information on how to protect your skin from harmful UV rays visit www.myuv.com.au
For more information on how to make your school a SunSmart school visit www.generationsunsmart.com.au