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Primary CREST and SunSmart Schools

Students who complete the Inquiry sections of the SunSmart Schools Learning Programme are now eligible for CREST awards.

About the SunSmart Learning Programme

The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s SunSmart Learning Programme focuses on students learning and using behaviours that will keep them from exposing their skin to harmful ultraviolet radiation and getting sunburned. Sun exposure throughout your life greatly increases the chances of developing skin cancer, and New Zealand has some of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.

The SunSmart Learning Programme includes new resources designed for Levels 1-4 of the New Zealand Curriculum and are cross-curricula: covering numeracy, literacy, health and science learning

They are inquiry-based and can be used to assess National Standards.

The teaching plans, activities and resources are fully downloadable.

These resources are provided to help teachers to easily add SunSmart to their teaching and learning programmes.  

The resources also help schools become SunSmart Accredited Schools.

Linking CREST with SunSmart Schools’  teaching and learning resources

At Levels 1 and 2: You may choose to pay $3/student for a SunSmart/Primary CREST Award and CREST badge on the written confirmation of the successful completion of the inquiry section.

At Levels 3 and 4: You may choose to pay $6/student for a SunSmart/First CREST Award and First CREST badge on the written confirmation of the successful completion of the Inquiry section.

For further information contact crest@royalsociety.org.nz