Mortimer Primary School
Excellence for all
Sun Safety – 12.6.23
Dear parents/carers,

The warm weather is finally here! We just wanted to pass on some sun safety tips for children at Mortimer.

  • Firstly, we highly recommend that pupils bring and wear a suitable sun hat when outside and drink water throughout the day.
  • Cooler clothing such as shorts and school summer dresses will also help.
  • If you would like your child to reapply sun cream during the day, then we ask that pupils bring in a roll on sun cream for personal use (rather than a squirty bottle).
  • This should be clearly named and kept in the pupils’ bag.
  • Pupils are asked not to share their sun cream.
  • We would be very grateful if pupils could be shown at home how to correctly apply their roll on. This is especially important with the eye area.
  • Pupils can apply at lunch time (or for afternoon PE etc) and we would like children to do this themselves.
  • When days are very hot (like today), we will limit time outside to ensure children can cool down.

Last year, we have had positive feedback regarding the Soltan Kids Protect & Moisterise Suncare roll on SPF50+, which is available from Boots.

We know that some parents watch for the ingredient Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, which is almond oil and is found in some products such as Nivea.

The following statement was released about almond oil in Nivea products. They state that they have refined the product so that it does not have an allergic potential. Read more at

Many thanks for your support

Mr Bennett

Head Teacher

Excellence for Pupils – Excellence for Staff – Excellence for Parents
Phone: 0191 455 4504
Email: [email protected]