The SunSmart Accreditation Programme open to local private and public schools.
Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.
SunSmart accreditation will assist schools meet their duty of care requirements in sun protection and occupational health and safety (OHS) obligations in UV risk reduction for staff and students.
Students are in school when daily ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels are at their peak, meaning schools are uniquely placed to educate about sun protection behaviour, minimise UVR exposure and ultimately reduce a student's lifetime risk of skin cancer.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage accumulated during childhood and adolescence is strongly associated with an increased risk of skin cancer later in life. Bermuda has a higher incidence rate of skin cancer than the worldwide incidence rates.
If your school is interested in begoming accreditated please send us an email.
Additional Programmes for Schools
FREE Presentation are also available to both public and private schools - a brief 15-20 minute presentation. During the presentation, students learn not only of the dangers of the sun but also how to protect themselves when outdoors, especially during the summer months. For the younger children, the message is delivered in a fun 'skit' format, and is reinforced with a sing-a-long "Slip, Slap, Slop" jingle which the children thoroughly enjoy.
To schedule a school presentation click here.
Or send us an email if you would like to include SunSmart in your school's sports day activities. We provide sunscreen, a SunSmart relay race for the students to participate in and educational handouts for parents.