This summer, the Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is encouraging primary school children to get creative and design a campaign poster and slogan featuring sun safety behaviour and practices.
This year’s Sun Ready Challenge encourages primary school children to put pencil to paper and design a poster and slogan of how they stay safe and have fun in the sun, whether that’s putting on sun cream, wearing their best sunglasses or donning their favourite summer hat. The competition is part of Soltan Sun Ready Schools, a curriculum-linked programme providing free teaching resources that help to equip teachers and pupils with all the knowledge they need to stay safe on warmer days. All of the resources can be used in school, as well as back at home so that parents can also practice sun safety behaviours with their children.
Boots Soltan is the only leading brand that offers 5* UVA protection to prevent permanent skin care damage, and by educating young people aged 5-11 about how to stay safe in the sun, the campaign is ensuring that they adopt healthy sun safe tips at an early age that will last a lifetime. This is even more important as 23% of sun damage occurs before the age of 18.
Michelle Pytlakowska, Global Assistant Brand Manager at Boots Soltan said:
“So far, we have reached over half a million primary school children with the campaign and this year we hope to reach many more. We can’t wait to see the kinds of designs the young people come up with! By taking part in the Sun Ready Challenge, they have the opportunity to get creative and demonstrate their knowledge on how to stay safe in the sun, which is so important during the summer months. The lucky winner will see their design displayed as a poster in a Boots store in their local area.”
Adam Jensen, Teacher at Chaddlewood Primary School, Plymouth said:
“My class love getting creative, so I know they’ll be really excited about this competition from the Soltan Sun Ready Schools campaign. Educating children in sun safety practices is really important, and having them design their own poster will really show their knowledge of how to stay safe in the sun.”
As well as the competition, the Soltan Sun Ready Schools resources include lesson plans, teachers’ guides, student- facing videos and homework activities that are available again to use this year. With fun, creative and engaging content, the materials include ideas for Sports Day, Summer Fairs, assemblies, science experiments, writing tasks and information for parents, all designed to educate about sun safety.
The first 100 schools to sign up to the resources site will be sent a Soltan Sun Ready Registration Pack, and the first 100 schools to enter the Sun Ready Challenge will receive a Soltan Sun Ready Competition Pack.
The Sun Ready Challenge opens for entries on 29th April. All designs must be submitted by 14th June. To enter visit: www.soltansunready.com/for-schools/competition
To download the fun, free, curriculum-linked resources go to: www.soltansunready.com/for-schools