School nurses from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust recently attended Ballysally Primary School to promote the importance of staying safe in the sun to children and their parents.
The event was also attended by Jonathan Bell MLA, Junior Minister in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
Pupils and their parents were provided with ‘keeping safe in the sun’ literature, sun-creams, bookmarks and also special bracelets which indicate the strength of the sun.
Sharon Graham, School Nurse Practice Teacher in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, said: “The Northern Trust is encouraging everyone to enjoy the sun safely this summer by following proper sun care advice.
“Sun care means protecting your skin, regardless of its colour, from the sun. Even if it appears to be cool and there are clouds in the sky, it is vital you protect your skin as the sun can still cause lasting damage.”