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Sun hats protect our heads and necks from sunshine.

Sunshine - Age 5-7

One of the topics covered in KS1 PSHE lessons is Sun Safety. Too much sunshine can be a bad thing, especially since the depletion of the ozone layer. Skin cancer is now a major risk.

Most of us like to play in the sunshine. But did you know that too much sunshine can be dangerous? In this quiz we show you how you can spoend time in the sun but protect yourself from it, so that you can still enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

To stay safe in the sunshine we must wear protective clothing and follow health and safety rules. The sun can be very strong even on days when it doesn’t feel very hot or there is a strong breeze in the air. So we should take precautions at all times. See if you know what to do in the sunshine by playing this quiz.

What should we drink on sunny days?
Slush puppies
It is important to drink extra water when the weather is hot to replace the water lost from sweating
How often should you reapply sun lotion?
Twice a day
Every 20 minutes
Only if it comes off
Every 2 hours
It is advised that you reapply sun lotion every two hours, more if you have been swimming
How can you protect your eyes from the sun?
Use eyedrops
Wear sunglasses
Keep blinking
Wear glasses
Wearing sunglasses protects the eyes from the sun's rays. It is best to wear UV protected ones
Why do you need to protect yourself from the sun?
It can damage your skin
It makes you cough
It makes your hair fall out
It can damage your bones
The sun is very hot. If you are not protected, it can cause your skin to go red and burn - this can be very painful
Where should you not look on a sunny day?
At a computer
At the floor
In the shade
At the sun
You should not look directly at the sun as it can harm your eyes
When is the sun at its strongest?
Between 3 and 7
Between 10 and 4
Between 2 and 6
Between 9 and 3
The sun is at its strongest between the hours of 10am and 4pm
When should you first apply sun lotion?
Once you are in the sun
When your skin starts to feel hot
30 minutes before you go out
As soon as you wake up
It is recommended that sun lotion is applied 30 minutes before you go in the sun so that the body has time to absorb it
How can you protect your skin from the sun?
Put plenty of sun cream on
Only have your back facing the sun
Cover yourself in water
Keep moving
Sun cream that contains SPF will help keep the skin safe from the sun's UV rays
How can you protect your head, face and neck from the sun?
Wear a bicycle helmet
Hide behind someone else
Keep your hood up
Wear a sun hat
Sun hats with wide brims or neck covers are best and offer more coverage from the sun
Which vitamin do we get from the sun?
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
The sun provides us with a good source of vitamin D
Author:  Finola Waller

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