Me­ter a re­minder of threat of the sun

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

A NEW real-time UV me­ter will help South Lake Pri­mary re­in­force sen­si­ble sun habits, the school’s prin­ci­pal says.

South Lake PS was pre­sented with the me­ter by Can­cer Coun­cil WA at an as­sem­bly on Thurs­day.

Prin­ci­pal Leigh Li­ley said the me­ter would be placed on the school’s art build­ing, which faces the oval.

“We are a Sun­Smart School and the me­ter will be a vis­i­ble in­di­ca­tor of the po­tency of the sun through­out the year,” she said.

“It will re­in­force the im­por­tance of sen­si­ble sun habits to pre­vent skin can­cers.”

The school was one of 145 en­tries in the 2015 Sun­Smart Schools com­pe­ti­tion.

Malvern Springs Pri­mary School in El­len­brook won the ma­jor prize of $10,000 to spend on shade.

Both win­ners were drawn at ran­dom.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell d449606

De­nali Ahomiro-Pauland Emma Cern­jul.

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