From the website http://www.sunsmart.com.au/vitamin_d/how_much_s...
May to August in Victoria
Thanks for that Tigerlily!
I would say encourage them to wear a hat whenever they go out side as even on overcast days there is a presence of uv rays but that is just my opinion a hat wont hurt them they can still get the vitamin d from their hands or arms being exposed smile
See this is my issue! Both the girls and boys have long sleeve shirts which are UPF 40 and the boys have to wear long pants and the girls have a pinafore (which has to be below the knee) and have to wear stockings aswell.
Therefore the only parts of their bodies that are exposed toi the sun are their hands and face. The sleeves on their jumpers are particularly long and tend to hang off the end of their hands. Mind you all the kids tend to pull them down over their hands anyway. I tried to tell DD1 to pull her sleeves up but was abruptly told that it was so "not cool" mum!
I'm actually all for it all year long as I've found with kids if there is a bit of an exception then its just confusing and leaves room for excuses and forgetting things. This way its a hard and fast rule and becomes a habit, outside=hat! smile
This is what I was thinking that they will say.
I agree with it. Our school does require hats durin term 1 & 4, if kids don't bring their hat they need to stay in the central courtyard under cover.
This is what I am hoping for! I would be more than happy with this!