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OK Sun Safety Code

Taking Action for a Healthier Nation! - Association for Physical Education

This summer we are again proud to support the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code (OKSSC); the UK’s only free sun protection resource bank and accreditation scheme, for all those who work outdoors with kids.

By getting OK accredited individuals and groups can be better equipped to protect children from the harmful effects of the sun whilst they enjoy physical activity outdoors.

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Muddy Puddles supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

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With the ever changeable nature of British weather, it’s best to be prepared. You can never be too careful in England, and with snow last week it’s always best to be kitted out with adequate ski kit. However, just one week later we are now looking at higher and hotter temperatures as we move into the second weekend of May.

As we all know, kids love to explore the outdoors and take a trip into nature, but with weather on the move, it’s always best to keep an eye on them – whatever the weather. We certainly don’t have any negative attitudes to wet and cold weather, however protecting children when temperatures rise is also extremely important.

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Why Sun Protection is Still a Burning Issue

A new survey reveals that although sunburn can triple the chance of melanoma, kids are still seeing red.

Last week, the Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games in Manchester saw 1,600 of the UK’s top young athletes come together and celebrate their sporting talents. This fantastic event was the perfect platform for the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund to promote the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, an initiative that encourages kids to get outdoors, but stay sun protected.


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Launch of the 2020 Skin Cancer Visions

Jim Fitzpatrick MP was delighted to attend the launch of the 2020 Skin Cancer Visions on Wednesday 15th July in the House of Commons. The 2020 Skin Cancer Visions is a new manifesto from the Melanoma Taskforce which sets out how skin cancer care and services should evolve over the next five years to provide the best results for patients. Jim was able to speak to charities and patient group experts and is calling for the NHS to do all it can to improve efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat skin cancer.

Malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is one of the top ten cancers in the UK for both men and women and over the last 25 years, rates of melanoma have risen faster than any of the other cancers in this group.

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8 ways to keep the kids active this summer

8 ways to keep kids active this summer

The school summer holidays are upon us. Time for the kids to kick back on the sofa? Nah, we didn't think so. Make it a memorable summer with this selection of inexpensive ways to keep the kids occupied in the great outdoors this summer. Don't forget the sun cream!

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Launch of the 2020 Skin Cancer Visions

The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund was delighted to attend the launch of the 2020 Skin Cancer Visions on Wednesday 15th July in the House of Commons. The 2020 Skin Cancer Visions is a new manifesto from the Melanoma Taskforce which sets out how skin cancer care and services should evolve over the next five years to provide the best results for patients. The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund was able to speak to many MPs and raise awareness of the pressing need to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

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Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code gets The Meek Family as ambassadors

The Meek Family are a family of four from Nottingham who are currently on a ‘Year of Adventure’, travelling the UK living in a The Meek Family Adventurerscaravan. Parents Tim and Kerry quit their teaching jobs, sold their home and went on the road with their two daughters Amy (11) and Ella (9) in search of opportunities for rich and engaging learning.

Their family adventure projects include ‘100 Family Adventures’, ‘50 Thrifty Eat Outs’ and ‘500 fresh Air Miles’. Their first book 100 Family Adventures was released earlier this year by Frances Lincoln Publishing and their second installment Learning Outdoors with the Meek Family is due out in the Autumn. They update us on their whereabouts and latest learning adventures via their blog www.dotrythisathome.com and they have spoken at events and festivals up and down the country, sharing their experiences and ideas in the hope it will inspire other family to spend quality family time together.

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