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 magically appears to teach them how to stay safe in the sun, and to set 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. Symbols include:
- Sun cream
- Water bottle
- Do not print on glossy paper. Hang them in shady spots around the playground or school grounds where they'll be accessible for 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 search for the sun ready symbols you have fixed up outside around the school grounds beforehand.
- When pupils find a symbol, they point the tablet camera at it and a 3D character appears on screen. The character relays 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 with you: 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 poster, 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 https://soltansunready.com/sun-ready-challenge
- Ensure you close the app completely before beginning a new session.