Kids need lids out in the sun

Kirsten Brown checks out the school uniforms at the Lifeline outlet at Toolooa St.
Kirsten Brown checks out the school uniforms at the Lifeline outlet at Toolooa St. Brett Mc Waters

SCHOOL is back for another year and children all decked out in their finest uniforms will be in the sun for the majority of the day.

As a way of preparing parents for a sun smart school year, children are encouraged to throw in sunglasses as a part of their uniforms.

In the middle of summer it is hard to find an adult without a pair of sunglasses, however children squint through the day.

A Stubbies survey revealed 983 Australian parents of primary school aged kids, found that only 20% of parents considered sun safety when purchasing school uniforms.

UV levels across Australia are in the high or extreme range, peaking between 10am and 3pm.

This is the peak time primary aged children are at recess or lunch and are out in the sun.

Included in the Stubbies survey they discovered that only 7% of parents purchased sunglasses as a part of their school uniforms.

Stubbies production manager Josie Mileto said it was important for children to be sun smart as a part of their uniforms.


Looking after uniforms

  • Don't hang in the sun - hang in the shade
  • Turn uniforms inside out so they don't fade
  • So the uniform doesn't stretch, don't hang from the line when wet
  • An option is to roll up in towel and let it dry

Topics:  students sun safety sun smart uniform

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