Liverpool John Moores University is working with the Skcin cancer charity and the Clare Daly Foundation to roll out the Sun Safe Schools accreditation across primary schools in the Liverpool region, which will benefit up to 10,000 children.
Students from LJMU’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences (PBS) have started to deliver fun interactive workshops and assemblies with key stage 1 and 2 pupils to broaden their understanding of UV and reinforce sun safety. This project forms part of the 3Es public engagement initiative at PBS to engage, educate and enhance local communities.
Dr Laura Randle, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular sciences commented: “PBS is committed to engaging, educating and enhancing our local communities and our collaboration with Skcin and their sun safe schools initiative is a great example of this. Our student ambassadors have grown in confidence and enthusiasm during their training and we hope many more schools sign up to the sun safe scheme.”
The Sun Safe Schools accreditation has been developed by Skcin and is aimed at educating primary school children on the importance of sun safety. The Scheme assists primary schools in implementing a suitable sun safe policy and prompting the reinforcement of sun safety at home. Public Health Liverpool are also supporting the initiative.