Wild Beach

The Making Waves team attended the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) 2015 Conference in Crete.  As part of the conference we ran a one day Wild Beach workshop to share Wild Beach with marine educators from across Europe and the rest of the World.  17 conference delegates spent the day on the coast, exploring the beach and experiencing Wild Beach for themselves.

We built sandcastles…

Beach mountain competition

Made boats…

beach boat

& flew kites…

kite flying

Wild Beach takes the ethos of Forest School to the seaside and encourages outdoor play and child-led learning.   A typical Wild Beach setting is an area of beach, local to a school.   Regular visits to the site allows the children the opportunity to develop a sense of ownership of their local beach.

If you would like to find out more about Wild Beach and Wild Beach Training, then please contact Nikki: nikkihills@sussexwt.org.uk (Sussex) or Dawn: marineeducation@hiwwt.org.uk  (Hampshire & Isle of Wight).