Sun Smart pupils at Ballarat North Primary School

SMART: Ballarat North Primary School pupils Declan, Lauren and Charlie slop on some sunscreen. Picture: Kate Healy

SMART: Ballarat North Primary School pupils Declan, Lauren and Charlie slop on some sunscreen. Picture: Kate Healy

Children across Ballarat have been getting sun smart as the temperature peaks at a sweltering 30 degrees on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicted current warm weather to continue until Wednesday, before hitting 16 degrees on Thursday.

Ballarat North Primary School pupils have been wearing hats and sunscreen in their effort to protect themselves from the heat.

P.E teacher Jason Haire said the school enforced a no hat, no play policy from mid-August to April next year.

“They have to stay in the shade if they don’t have their hat and they can’t go in the sun,” he said.

“It is so the kids don’t get burnt, it is for their health because we know how important it is for their skin.

“Kids are really good with that.”

SHADE: Elly, Daisy, Archie and Tristan put on their hats at Ballarat North Primary School. Picture: Kate Healy

SHADE: Elly, Daisy, Archie and Tristan put on their hats at Ballarat North Primary School. Picture: Kate Healy

School captain Daisy Simpson-Kerr said her fellow pupils were enjoying the onset of warmer weather.

“We try to remind the younger kids and our buddies to have their hats and and stay in the shade if it is too hot,” she said.