BeachTeach School Services

 

Engage

 

Explore

 

Enthuse

 

Educate

 

Enrich

What We Offer

BeachTeach offers tailored Beach School sessions for schools and other educational settings.

Beach Schools is an approach which encourages the development of children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor activities, play and exploration in the beach environment.  The philosophy of Beach Schools is to encourage and inspire children through positive experiences and engaging, motivating tasks that aim to promote:

  • Independence and resilience
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Teamwork and social cohesion 
  • Communication and problem solving skills

Children will spend the session outside on the beach where they will be engaged in exciting activities such as: beach art and craft, scavenger hunts, construction activities, knot tying, team building and beach games; they will explore and learn to respect our coastal habitats; be enthused by our passionate team; be educated by discovering and identifying local marine species; and their lives will be enriched by learning in the outside environment. All sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of your children.

Although, we believe our sessions are beneficial for all children, they can provide huge benefits for PPM, SEND and children in need of emotional support.  Our sessions work best with small groups of up to 12 pupils, however, we are able to adapt our sessions to your specific needs – please do not hesitate to ask.

We take children’s safety extremely seriously: all of our activities are fully risk assessed, we are both enhanced DBS checked, insured and outdoor specific first aid trained. We have a partnership with Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, allowing us to operate on the beach.  

 

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Species Identification

Children scavenge the beach for different marine species and, using ID Keys, identify each one.

Benefits include:

  • Attention and Memory skills
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Investigative skills
  • Communication and problem solving

3D Beach Art

Children create three-dimensional sculptures using only sand, collected resources and their imaginations.

Benefits include:

  • Creativity 
  • Self-esteem
  • Resourcefulness
  • Mindfulness

 

Obstacle Course

Children work together to construct sections of an obstacle course using only the resources around them. 

Benefits include:

  • Team work and communication
  • Gross Motor Skills and dexterity
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-esteem

Raft Building

Using driftwood, string and material, children use various knots and bindings to create mini rafts and float them.

 

Benefits include:

  • Creativity
  • Fine motor skills
  • Problem solving
  • Confidence
  • Communication skills

Sand Construction

Children use different tools, including their hands to dig or build up the sand into different structures.

 

Benefits include:

  • Problem solving
  • Team skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Dexterity
  • Self-awareness

Threading

Children collect resources with natural holes in and thread them onto string to create a piece of art or jewellery. 

 

Benefits include:

  • Exploratory skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Coordination
  • Concentration

“Beach Schools helps me to behave better in school”

 

Luca, 9

“I feel more confident and am happier working with new groups”

Cameron, 10

“I have learned to work better in a group”

 

James, 8