Warwick Senior High School students are now better protected from the harsh Australian sun thanks to a unique partnership between eftpos and Cancer Council. Warwick SHS was one of 18 schools around Australia to receive a grant through the eftpos Shade for Secondary Schools program.

Our students will benefit from the initiative, where a new shade structure has just been built over the amphitheatre thanks to a $25 000 grant from eftpos and Cancer Council.

eftpos acting CEO, Paul Jennings, said the company was delighted to see the new structures that are being built as a result of the latest round of grants. So far, eftpos has invested $1.25 million in the Shade for Secondary Schools initiative, helping protect almost 40,000 students across Australia.

“eftpos and the Cancer Council first began offering grants to secondary schools in 2013 in order to help protect teenagers from damaging UV, and to help educate students about sun protection. There was an overwhelming number of applications from secondary schools and we are delighted that we were able to extend the program to offer further funding to additional schools this year,” said Jennings.

The school is no stranger to Cancer Council WA, being a participant in the Joondalup Relay For Life event for the past three years. The school has worked hard to raise $13 000 in that time.

Warwick teens standing under shade