Ds1 is 7 in yr 2 there are 12 kids in his class. Today, the last full day in school (they finish tomorrow at 12 for the summer) was the "house fun day" basically there are 4 houses and whichever house gets the most points through the year get taken out for the day at the end of year-normally to a theme park or something. The kids from the loosing houses stay at school and have a "fun Day" lots of outdoor activitys, bouncy castles and so on. There were requested to go in in their PE kit.
Ds1 went in pe kit, his sun hat is at school and he took in with him his suncream fully labelled-the same suncream he has taken in every sunny day.
Ds is a red head with pale pale skin, he has come hom sun burnt-not blistered but very red on his face, his neck where his pe top was undone and on his arms.
Im livid, and want to complain-what do you think, is it pointless as last day of term etc-should I put it in writing? or just verbally?
Im livid as I feel 7 is too young to remember all by himself to put cream on. I feel that there should have been points throughout the day where teachers instigated suncream application-even if the children applied it themselves.
he's 7 years old! Of course school should take responsibility for topping up the suncream FFS. Poor DS. Complain in writing - they have to follow up and maybe can speak to the teachers responsibile to make sure it doesn't happen again.
my son has similar skin and I put on the all day suncream every morning - wouldn't trust the school to do it - ours don't anyway. what's your school's policy on putting on suncream?
I want our governors (ahem, that's me) to look at a new policy of hats for all kids from april/may to september and plan to add it to the agenda if they'll let me so maybe you could write to the governors and request similar - the photos would back up your request.