Win £5000 for your school through sun-safety fun!

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With the warmer weather approaching - and the prospect of enjoying the great outdoors becoming more of a reality - schools need to be helping children prepare for the season ahead. Thankfully, Boots are once again bringing their Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme to UK classrooms - minimising workload and budget concerns, while maximising pupil health. This year, the leading pharmacy chain are even going so far as help fund school trips!

Through the Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme, Primary schools have the chance to win a whopping £5,000 for trips by taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge. Four runners up will receive £500 and a set of school bibs for sports day.

The Challenge encourages schools to submit photos of how they stay safe and have fun in the sun; whether that’s wearing their best sunglasses, or donning their favourite summer hat. Boots Soltan is a curriculum-linked programme that provides free teaching resources.

“My class really engaged with the Soltan Sun Ready campaign last year,” discusses Katie Duncombe, PSHE coordinator at Barnes Primary School. “I know the children will be so excited at the thought of potentially winning money to go on a school trip! School visits are really important, and sometimes difficult to come by when we look at our overall budgets.

“I can’t wait to submit our photos for the competition to show our knowledge of sun safety and to be in with a chance to win.”

Boots Soltan is the only leading brand that offers 5* UVA protection to prevent permanent skin care damage. By educating young people aged 5-11 about how to stay safe in the sun, the campaign is ensuring that they adopt healthy sun safety tips, that will last a lifetime, at an early age. This is even more important as 23% of sun damage occurs before the age of 18.

As many schools work hard to allocate budgets evenly throughout the school year, the prize money offered by Boots Soltan will provide the opportunity for teachers and pupils to travel outside the school gates to an activity day, visit, or experience which will help enhance skills like teamwork, leadership and educational curiosity.

“We are excited to bring the Boots Soltan Sun Ready campaign back for another year, and offer schools prize money to put towards school trips,” says Jenny Kesterton, brand manager at Boots Soltan. “61% of sun exposure occurs in the summer months, so we know how important it is for children to cover up in the sunshine while they explore the great outdoors. By taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge, they have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of how to stay safe in the sun.”

As well as the photo competition, the Boots Soltan Sun Ready Schools resources include lesson plans, teachers’ guides, student-facing videos and homework activities. With fun, creative and engaging content, the materials include ideas for Sports Day, Summer Fairs, assemblies, Science experiments and writing tasks, all designed to educate about sun safety.

All photos for the Sun Ready Photo Challenge opens for entries on Monday 16 April. All photos must be submitted by Friday 8th June. To download the fun, free, curriculum-linked resources, head over to www.soltansunready.com.

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