Happy Friday Everyone!
We have a wonderful bank holiday weekend to enjoy and hopefully there will be some sunshine to enjoy whilst we mix outdoors with friends and family.
This week I wanted to talk about being sun-safe and remind everyone of the importance of protecting young skin from the damage which can result in exposure to intense sunshine. We have seen a number of children who have been burnt as a result of the sunnier weather last weekend. Every year we all get taken by surprise by the intensity of the early summer sunshine, even adults can get easily burnt and suffer as a result.
We would recommend that you keep a close eye on the temperature and encourage children to use shadier spaces on very hot days. Faces and shoulders should be covered as much as possible and high factor sun cream applied as a barrier.
Try to follow the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide’ approach and this should keep everyone from the pain of sunburn or the damage caused by sunstroke.
To help, please remember that your child can bring a sunhat/ cap to school which can be worn outside.
In the summer, we often find that uniform can become a little untidy and that especially footwear can become inappropriate. School age children should be wearing sensible school shoes during the summer months. We wouldn’t recommend slip-on shoes or sandals as these can cause health and safety concerns. Now that shops are fully open, families should be able to ensure children have the appropriate footwear for school in the correct size.
Lastly, I would remind parents to label school uniform. When the weather is warmer, school jumpers and cardigans are quickly discarded and naming these helps them to be easily returned to the correct owner.
Enjoy the long weekend,