The school have been celebrating becoming an official Sun Safe School. All of the staff and children in school now think and behave like Sun Safe Superstars and the assembly was a perfect conclusion to a whole school project about safety in the sun. Everyone in school wears a sun hat outside and accesses high quality sunscreen for protection. The school is committed to including sun safety in their curriculum and the response from the children and their families has been overwhelmingly positive. Valuable support and resources was provided to the school by the Skcin charity.
Special guests from Derby County presented the school with a framed Sun Safe School certificate and stickers for every child.
Marc Edworthy played for Derby County between 2005 and 2008. He played 77 times as a defender. In 2007, Derby County were promoted to the Premier League. Marc was voted the Player of the season. The children were keen to ask Marc questions about his footballing career. Marc presented Year 2 children with the framed certificate and stickers.
Lauren Asquith is a Disability Officer at Derby County. She told the children that Marc is playing in a charity cricket match on 24th July to raise money for the Derby County Disability Programme and the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.
The school has raised an amazing £2000 for the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal. Year 1 children presented Anthony Hubbard, the Technical Director from the Skcin Charity with the donation. Anthony talked to the children about the work of the charity. Anthony has recently been to Parliament to launch ‘Melanoma Task Force UK’ to the new Government.
The money was raised by a sponsored Sun Safety challenge that all of the children in school took part in. The response from the school community was tremendous and the school is delighted with the total amount raised. Many prizes were given to children who made a special effort.