You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play, and get the accompanying printable images by scrolling down to the Download this resource button below.
Using the Soltan Sun Ready Challenge app
The Soltan Sun Ready Challenge app is free and easy to use. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play, and get the printable images by clicking the Download this resource button above.
Pupils search the playground or school grounds for the ‘sun ready symbols’. When they find one, a 3D character appears to teach them how to stay safe in the sun and sets them a special challenge. They’ll need to use teamwork to solve puzzles, answer questions and create posters. They win a star for each challenge they complete—who will be the first to collect all five?
Download the app onto school tablets and print the five sun ready symbols using the Download this resource button above. The symbols are:
Do not print on glossy paper. Hang them in shady spots around the playground or school grounds where they'll be accessible to your pupils.
Pupils will be outside while using the app, so they should be sun ready: don’t forget hats, sun cream, shade and water!
2. How to complete the challenge
In groups of 2-4, pupils should search for the sun ready symbols you have placed around the school grounds.
When pupils find a symbol, they need to point the tablet camera at it and a 3D character will appear on the screen. The character will relay an important sun safety message connected with the symbol.
Pupils are then guided to a simple on-screen activity. They should work together or take turns as needed. The app includes two tasks which can then be shared in the class: a sunglasses selfie and a sun safety poster.
Pupils earn on-screen stars when they successfully complete activities. The activities can be done in any order, but once pupils start one, they must complete it before they can move on to another.
When all five stars have been collected, pupils see a final sun safety message and their challenge is complete. Make sure they tap 'save to device' to save their selfies and sun safety posters.
Pupils return to the starting point. You can now see the selfies and posters, and may want to hold a vote for the best one.
3. Follow up
Discuss what pupils learned and which activity was their favourite. Find out if they understand why sun safety is important.
The app can act as an excellent springboard to many of the other Sun Ready Challenge activities on the Soltan Sun Ready website.
Ensure you close the app completely before beginning a new session.