Secondary schools are invited to participate in the SunSafe Student Ambassador Program by attending one of our free workshops – held in Sydney, Perth, Wagga Wagga and Hobart – which will empower students to share the sun-safe message in their own school.
The workshop trains representative students in the importance of sun safety and how to deliver an engaging presentation. The students then go back to their schools and, using the skills they have learned, deliver a sun-safe presentation to their peers. The program also helps students to support sun safety practices in their school beyond the presentation.
The workshop is run in a collaborative learning environment with local schools and has been designed to meet learning outcomes from the Years 8 and 9 PDHPE/HPE curriculum.
Students will learn about:
• Melanoma and why it is relevant
• How to prevent melanoma
• How to give an engaging presentation
• How to make their school more sun-safe
To participate in this program:
• Schools must register to participate and nominate 2-3 students from Years 8 and/or 9 to attend.
• A teacher (or school nurse) must accompany the students to the workshop and be willing to co-ordinate the follow up required after the presentation.
• Students must be willing to present to their grade before the end of the school year.