How Outdoor Marquees Keep Kids Sun Safe at School

We all know how to slip, slop and slap, but sun protection for kids at school doesn’t end here. Elementary and middle schools (or Primary and secondary schools if you are in Australia) are required to provide adequate shaded areas for kids during recess, lunch and active play, as well for as physical education and outdoor learning areas.

Outdoor marquees are a great way to supplement the shaded areas of any school, whether it be as a permanent setup, an occasional shaded area for particular days, or even just certain events. Here are a just a few reasons why:


UPF50+ Sun Protection

A good school marquee should provide real sun protection for kids. This means that it should be in line with the Skin Cancer Foundation’s guidelines of an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+, which can block up to 99% or 1/50th of the sun’s UV radiation.

This level of sun protection makes outdoor marquees one of the best ways to protect kids from the sun, whether it be on the playground or at a sporting event.


Lightweight and long-life

Marquees are lightweight, easy to assemble and are long-lasting. This makes them an ideal investment for schools that need long-term solutions for providing adequate and quality shaded areas.

The material is made to last and is easily customisable with your school’s colours, crest, name, and more.


Sunshine and rain

Not only do quality school marquees provide top quality sun protection, they are also completely waterproof. We all know summer can be blistering hot one moment and raining the next for some states, so being prepared for conditions at both ends of the weather spectrum only makes sense.

Not only are marquees the ideal way to protect your kids, they are an affordable and economical investment that can dramatically improve the amount of sun safety in your school without breaking the bank.

If you or your school want to provide added sun protection for school kids, an outdoor marquee is one of the best ways to get started.

For more information on outdoor marquees for schools, check out the Star Outdoor website or take a look at their product range on Pinterest today!

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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