Willunga has been SunSmart for 20 years now

Sun safety and smiles: Lincoln, Emma and Sebastian from Willunga Primary School know all about being SunSmart and are doing all they can to avoid skin cancer.
Sun safety and smiles: Lincoln, Emma and Sebastian from Willunga Primary School know all about being SunSmart and are doing all they can to avoid skin cancer.

National Skin Cancer Action Week was held between November 18 – 24 and coinciding with this event Cancer Council SA has celebrated 20 years of the SunSmart Schools program.

In addition to this Willunga Primary School has been recognised as one of the SunSmart founding member schools, having started delivering the program back in 1998.

Willunga Principal Alison Colbeck said being a sunsmart school provides an excellent opportunity to educate children about sun safety.

“This is especially important living in AUstralia and promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

“We are proud to be part of this program and our governing council fully supports the inclusion of this policy (SunSmart policy).

The program now operates in over 800 schools, early childhood centres and OSHC services across the state and protects more than 114,000 South Australian children and staff from overexposure to UV radiation.