Holy Cross Catholic School
Charity funding helps keep our Kiwi children sun safe
Holy Cross Catholic School is another story of charity funding success! This Henderson based Primary School approached Shade Systems in 2017. They sought advice and proposals on shade structures to cover essential play areas, to keep the children safe from New Zealand’s harsh UV.
In New Zealand, more than 90 per cent of skin cancer cases are attributed to sun exposure. Thus we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Schools, entrusted with the care of our children, cannot afford to be negligent about sun safety. It is recommended that shade is provided for areas where students congregate to eat and overplay equipment, sandpits and courts. Also, shaded outdoor teaching spaces and small assemblies need to be provided.
We identified three main areas that needed shade cover and submitted our recommendation to the School, following an onsite consultation at Holy Cross School.
Holy Cross took the opportunity to approach The Trusts Community Foundation (TTCF) for support with funds, since no budget was allocated to shade systems. TTCF agreed to support one of the areas and offered to fund the complete project for the School.
Holy Cross was thrilled with their success. Shade Systems immediately commenced with the project. We provided a shading solution in their school colours, with multiple shade sails covering various areas. The main playground area is now buzzing with activity, and most importantly the children are sun safe!
To provide your school with a beautiful shade sail solution tailor-made to your needs, contact Shade Systems today.