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At Our Lady of Lourdes, we acknowledge the importance of sun protection and want staff and pupils to enjoy the sun safely. We will work with staff, pupils and parents to achieve this through:

Reminding parents and guardians about providing sunscreen, hats and sufficient drinks especially on warm/hot days.

Encouraging the use of shaded areas in sunny weather and children will be reminded by class teachers as well as staff on duty.

Parents are expected to send their children with a named sun hat and water bottle in sunny weather. Where these are not provided, we will give these to the child and parents will be charged via SchoolMoney.

Sunscreen use will be encouraged on days when the sun is strong during summer.

We expect all parents to apply a high factor, waterproof sunscreen to their child before school to ensure they are protected during the day. 

We encourage the use of 8hr sunscreen where parents are able, to provide children with the best level of protection and negate the need for children to reapply during the day.

If parents wish to, their child is able to bring sunscreen which is clearly labelled, for application during the day. Unless children have a specific need, covered in a care plan, we are not able to apply sunscreen for the children. We will remind the children to apply sunscreen. We do not supply sunscreen.