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Primary school resource

SunSmart interactive whiteboard lessons

Cancer Council SunSmart, in collaboration with ELECTROBOARD, has developed a range of free interactive whiteboard lessons using SMART Notebook software. Lessons are suitable for Foundation to Year 6 (primary years) and include interactive tasks, quizzes, games and videos about UV, the sun, skin, sun protection and vitamin D.

The 19 lessons can be used nationally and are linked to the Australian curriculum.

  • For a full list of lessons including suggested year level, links to the curriculum and weblinks click here.
  • Don’t currently have SMART Notebook software? Click here.

Generation SunSmart

Online sun protection learning modules, developed by Cancer Council WA, for educators and school nurses. Suitable for year 5 and upwards.

Create your own SunSmart poster

Make your very own SunSmart poster with you as the SunSmart star! It's free - all you need is a printer and an image of your face to upload. There are sun protection, vitamin D and snow posters to choose from at the SunSmart poster website.

SunSmart Countdown song

Justine Clarke sings the SunSmart Countdown song to help children remember the five SunSmart steps. Includes vocal and instrumental versions, lyrics, sheet music and associated activity ideas.

Click to listen below

Skin (song by Allan Caswell)

Written by Allan Caswell (who has kindly allowed Cancer Council to share with schools and services), this upbeat song 'Skin' has a focus on tolerance (and sun protection!).

Click to listen below

Sid the Seagull sings Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide

The new look Sid the Seagull sings about five sun protection steps to help keep your skin healthy.

Sid the Seagull

SunSmart UV Index

Even when it's cool or overcast, the sun’s UV can still be damaging. Our free SunSmart UV Index app for smart phones indicates daily local sun protection times, weather and temperature. It also features a sun protection reminder, sunscreen calculator and vitamin D tool.

Your website administrator can add the free SunSmart UV Index widget to your website by following the instructions from here or you can just add SunSmart to your web favourites. 


This page was last updated on: Wednesday, October 18, 2017