We would like to inform you about sun safety. Australia is unusually hotter this year and certainly hotter than most countries in the world. Therefore, your children need to be protected. This means children need to take care of their skin. We have a high incident of skin cancer in Australia and it is fatal. Tanned skin may look healthy but it really isn’t, it is extremely dangerous. Sunburn hurts and moles are unsightly and can become malignant, they may even spread into vital organs. Approximately 13 941 people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year and 3.9% die! Two out of 3 Australians are likely to develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
As students of Eastwood Public School, we urge you to talk to your children about protecting their skin, use sunscreen on your children in the morning and pack a healthy lunch and sunscreen in their bags. Encourage your children to use it at lunch time before they go out to play. Make sure your children have their hats on and they are aware that it is for their own good.
Rooley and Behafarid