With the warmer weather approaching and the prospect of enjoying the great outdoors becoming more of a reality, the Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is offering primary schools the chance to win £5,000 for school 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 Sun Ready Photo 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. The competition is part of Boots Soltan Sun Ready Schools, a curriculum-linked programme providing free teaching resources that help to equip teachers and pupils with all the knowledge they need to stay safe on warmer days.
Boots Soltan is the only leading brand that offers 5* UVA protection to prevent permanent skin care damage, and 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 at an early age that will last a lifetime. 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.
Jenny Kesterton, Brand Manager at Boots Soltan said:
“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. 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 on how to stay safe in the sun.”
Katie Duncombe, PSHE Co-ordinator at Barnes Primary School said:
“My class really engaged with the Soltan Sun Ready campaign last year, and 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.”
As well as the photo competition, the Boots Soltan Sun Ready Schools resources include lesson plans, teachers’ guides, student- facing videos and homework activities that are available again to use this year. 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.
The first 100 schools to download the pack to enter the Sun Ready Photo Challenge will receive a Sun Ready Schools outdoor banner featuring top sun safety tips for their school, and free samples of Boots Soltan sun cream.
To enter the Sun Ready Photo competition and to download the fun, free, curriculum-linked resources go to: https://soltansunready.com/sun-ready-challenge