Kindy kids to get new sunnies in 2018

Here's looking at you: Samuel Terry PS students Elizabeth, Ben, Jeremy and Lily model the new sunglasses for the Gazette.
Here's looking at you: Samuel Terry PS students Elizabeth, Ben, Jeremy and Lily model the new sunglasses for the Gazette.

Samuel Terry Public School students have been slipping, slopping, slapping and seeking for ages. Now they are well and truly sliding.

Next year’s 84-strong cohort of kindergarten kids received a pair of sunglasses at the school’s recent orientation evening, which are to become an optional part of the school uniform from next year.

The sunglasses are designed to protect students’ eyes from harmful UV rays and will be provided free-of-charge by the school’s P&C to all future kindy students.

Around 14 primary schools across the Penrith region have signed up with the provider of the sunglasses to make them available to students in addition to other sun protection such as hats.

The Samuel Terry P&C has also subsidised the cost of the sunnies for all the school’s other students so everyone can protect their eyes.

Kindy students Elizabeth, Ben, Jeremy and Lily gave the sunnies their stamp of approval during a shoot with the Gazette on Monday.

"They’re blue,” said Lily. “They’re all blue.

“And they’re cool.”