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In September 2020 the Cancer Institute NSW will launch Sun and UV at School, a suite of new evidence-based teaching resources that will bring the issue of skin cancer prevention to life for primary and secondary school students across NSW.

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Why Sun and UV at School matters?

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and statistics show that melanoma is the most common cancer affecting young Australians aged 15-24.

The good news is that skin cancer is highly preventable. The new Sun and UV at School skin cancer resources will assist primary and secondary school students to make healthy, safe, and proactive choices regarding sun protection to reduce their risk of skin cancer into the future.

Engaging, flexible and easy-to-use teaching resources

These new evidence-based resources have been strategically developed in consultation with the NSW Department of Education and other education sector representatives to offer teachers a set of flexible and easy-to-use classroom materials that align with the outcomes, objectives, skills and content of both the NSW PDHPE K-10 and Science K-10 syllabuses. 

These resources are also linked to the Australian Curriculum, where relevant, and can be used by teachers in other states and territories.

The resources are a value-packed and engaging collection of ready-to-use materials, designed to allow maximum flexibility to fit different teaching styles, student needs and learning environments. They include complete units of work, individual lessons, animations, infographics, links to data repositories and grab-and-go activities, in addition to other resources.

School syllabus early stage packs
A flat lay image of stage four classroom resources from Sun and UV at School created by Cancer Institute NSW

* A sneak-peek of teaching resources for Early Stage One and Stage Four students

Celebrate with us and WIN!

We’re celebrating the launch of these new curriculum-aligned resources with a School Challenge and we want you and your students to be a part of it!

The Challenge gives students the opportunity to solve real-world problems to help safeguard their health and wellbeing into the future. In separate challenges, primary and secondary school students will design a functional, fun and innovative space that protects themselves and their community by providing essential shade.

There are cash, gift card and other prizes up-for-grabs for schools, teachers and students. Make sure you don’t miss out!


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