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Farming & Countryside Education supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

Blow the whistle on sunburn

Access To Farms, of which FACE is a member, is supporting the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code; backed by Julia Bradbury and partnered with the Association for Physical Education, sports coach UK and the Youth Sports Trust.

Thanks to a new initiative, devised and funded by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund all children who attend our events now stand a better chance of escaping the harmful effects of sunburn.

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Primary Times supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

Julia Bradbury supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, a new initiative helping keep kids safe in the sun

The long school summer holidays can be a daunting prospect and to break up the time, many of you rely on outdoor holiday clubs, providing kids with the chance to learn new skills, socialise and get them out of the house! However with children spending most of the day outdoors, ensuring they’re adequately sun protected all day can be tricky and at times, hit and miss.

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RH19 Covering Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

If you're planning on sending your children to enjoy organised outdoor activities over the summer holidays, thanks to an initiative from local charity Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund, they are more likely to stay sun safe.

The East Grinstead-based charity devised and funded www.oksunsafetycode.com, a free online resource to promote sun safety for those that work outside with children, after discovering that 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood and one bout of blistering sunbourn can double the risk of developing melanoma later on in life.

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Sainsbury's School Games supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

With the Sainsbury's School Games and a summer of sport approaching us, it is important to remember to be safe when playing in the sun.

Getting kids active in the fresh air at breaks and after school is vital for their overall health, whether its playing sport, garden club or learning a new skill.

The last thing on their minds is sun protection and often there can confusion on who’s responsible, however with rates of melanoma steadily rising, this needs to be taken seriously. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that with 80% of life time sun exposure occurring during childhood and that just one blistering attack can double the risk of getting a melanoma later in life, so a good protection policy should be in place and actioned.

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Active Cumbria supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

A New Initiative Launches to 'Blow the Whistle on Sunburn'

Supported by Julia Bradbury and partnered with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), sports coach UK and the Youth Sports Trust

Going live on the 7th May, www.oksunsafetycode.com is a FREE resource bank designed to ensure that children who attend organised outdoor activities stay safe in the sun. The initiative was devised and is funded by a small national charity, Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund, after recognising that no such guidelines exist for those who work outdoors with kids.

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