School has shade needs cov­ered

South Western Times - - News -

Col­lege Row School was ran­domly drawn from 182 SunS­mart schools to re­ceive a $10,000 grant to add shade on campus.

Prin­ci­pal Cale Be­g­ley hoped to have the shade in­stalled for the start of the 2019 school year.

“Our up­per sec­ondary is a new area and we haven’t nec­es­sar­ily had the bud­get to fin­ish it all off,” he said.

“Hav­ing that shade will make sure we can make it a much nicer space for our up­per sec­ondary stu­dents.

“Our kids are not al­ways very good at keep­ing things on like hats and shoes, so hav­ing that extra pro­tec­tion from the sun will be very good for our kids.”

Can­cer Coun­cil South West re­gional ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Shenae Nor­ris said Col­lege Row was help­ing to cre­ate a sun smart gen­er­a­tion with a lower risk of skin can­cer than past gen­er­a­tions.

She said their pro­gram en­cour­aged hat wear­ing, the use of min­i­mum SPF 30 broad spec­trum sun­screen, changes to school timeta­bles and par­ents and teach­ers act­ing as pos­i­tive role mod­els.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au

Stu­dentsLacey Brom­ley, 18, and Josh Green, 16, join deputy prin­ci­pal John Hancza­kowski and prin­ci­palCale Be­g­ley to cel­e­brate the grant win in the new up­per sec­ondary area, where they will add hard cover shade.

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