Sun Safety Tips For Your Educational Setting

With summer on its way, comes the hot sun. Sunshine is a great stimulus for outside play and all summer long children enjoy playing their favourite games in your gardens, playgrounds and outside at home. However, the hot summer sun also presents some dangers. UV damage is one of the biggest problems. Children can also struggle with getting too hot. So, here are our suggestions for sun safety in schools. Use Shaded Areas Regularly One of the first things you … Continue reading

How to have safe fun in the sun this year

Hello, I am Shade Man and I am here to help you with sun safety. The good guys at Able Canopies have given me this space to tell you about this year’s Sun Safety campaign and to highlight some of the reasons to get involved. If you are a teacher then we hope this year’s campaign will give you ideas and practical help to make being safe in the sun a fun and engaging topic for your pupils. Our Sun … Continue reading

Safe in the Summertime

One of the first things you learn when you work with canopies is that weather protection isn’t just about providing shelter from rain and snow. In fact, supplying shade from the sun in the spring and summer is a way more important service than keeping people dry as they dash between buildings. Here’s the reason why. There are over 15,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer in the UK every year and they are expected to rise 7% by 2035. … Continue reading

The Need for Shade in the Playground

Protecting children from the sun is more important than ever due to new research constantly coming forward. I recently read an article that stated that over exposure to the sun at younger ages – 0-15 years are more likely to cause major risk factors later in life. The new information that keeps coming forward sharpens the mind to how important sun protection really is not just for today but for the future. The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence … Continue reading

Sun Safety Tips for Early Years and Schools

With summer just around the corner (hopefully!) we shall hopefully see a bit more of the sun, and I’m sure a lot of us can’t wait to see it. However it is always important to remember to be safe in the sun – something that many people forget in their excitement to get outside and enjoy the warmth. It is particularly important to ensure young children are suitably protected from the sun as research shows that over exposure to sun … Continue reading