Friday, 28 November 2014

How to be Sun Smart

Did you know that New Zealand has one of the highest rates of Melanoma skin cancer in the world? So that means you should start putting on suntan lotion immediately.
To be sunsmart you would need to be wearing the right clothing also putting on an appropriate sunscreen like SPF30+ will also be suitable for your skin.

The first way to stay protected is to set sunblock all over your body. You need to apply skin protection at least 20 minutes before rushing outside. Make sure that if you are going somewhere like the zoo or a school event, then be sure to replay the cycle of putting on sunblock every 2 hours.

One of the rules for Point England School is to be wearing a hat in Term 1 and 4. It’s not just a rule it’s a Korero. A Korero is a goal for Point England, our principal (Mr Burt) thinks that it isn't safe for children our age to not be wearing a hat. Not just hat’s will keep you safe all sorts of clothing wear like sunglasses and much more.

This is my warning to you, skin cancer are commonly found on your hands, ears, forearms and you face and neck. This is really bad and it can lead to death very fast, so make sure you are using sunblock so your body can be healthy!  

If you would like to have a safe and healthy life you should always remember to SLIP,SLOP,SLAP and WRAP.

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