Shaded Nation – Shade Sails
A group of teenage girls have recorded a rap that aims to educate young people across the UK about sun safety.
The Daisy Chains of Cottingham near Hull, won the Humberside Police Lifestyle Challenge for their song, which warns about the dangers of the sun, the Hull Daily Mail reports.
However, their success did not stop there, as the girls’ rap was noticed by sun cream company SunSense, which paid for the group to travel to Manchester and record the song.
“It is great to think our rap will be played in schools across the country for children to listen to and join in and at the same time learn about sun safety,” commented 15-year-old Chloe Allenby, one of the group members who went to Blueprint Studios for the recording.
The Daisy Chains had originally contacted SunSense for some free sun cream products to give away as they ran a stall to help raise awareness about sun safety.
However, the company was so impressed with the girls’ efforts that they offered them a chance to record the rap.
“We were delighted when the Daisy Chains approached us with their sun awareness rap. It fits perfectly with the important sun safety messages we are trying to get out there as part of our Sun Sensible campaign and we were so impressed that we’ve put it on our website for everyone to see.
“It is so important that young people are aware of the risks of sun damage from an early age and learn how to protect themselves,” commented Karen Kennedy, marketing manager at SunSense UK.
SunSense is currently running the Sensible Sun Campaign, which aims to promote sun awareness in schools throughout the UK.
An increasing number of schools are protecting their pupils from the threat of sunburn by installing sail shades.
These structures block nearly all of the sun’s harmful UV rays and can help children enjoy the benefits of outdoor learning and pay, while minimising the risk of sunburn.
If you’d like to listen to the Daisy Chain’s rap you can find it here.