Imagine an expanse of sand as far as the eye can see, with views of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, and the South Downs. This is our classroom. Where better to take our curious children than to a place where the sand is a blank canvas?
With our official status as a Beach School, we are committed to providing unrivalled outdoor learning opportunities by integrating Beach School lessons into the curriculum for our younger children. They have the freedom and space to explore natural resources, judge and take intelligent risks, and be imaginative and creative.
They learn through cross-curricular projects which encourage and instil social communication, co-operation, problem solving and, most of all, an enormous amount of fun and enjoyment! They learn all about marine ecosystems, tides, coastal weather and how life operates on and around the beach itself.
Beach School offers plenty of multi-sensory experiences and this allows our children to embrace the natural elements on many levels; understanding the rhythms of nature is essential for health and well-being. It is also a wonderful opportunity for them to develop their personal skills, particularly those of collaboration, perseverance and resilience.
Ultimately, through our outdoor pursuits, we want to help develop responsible citizens who have a lifelong appreciation of the natural world.
“Beach School is a fantastic way for children to grow in confidence and self-esteem away from the classroom.” Head, Louise Salmond Smith