Beaches

Join OASES for a fun filled seaside adventure whilst discovering the curriculum on the beach.       

All along the North East coastline there are fantastic beaches, and OASES can deliver Beach Schools at your local beach.  Whether it's a stone age day at Seaham or learning about the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch at Roker Beach, we have a session for you.    

OASES staff are qualified Beach School Leaders and will plan your session with tide times and weather conditions in mind.  Our staff have experitise and knowledge about the species you may discover in the rock pools, ensuring everyone has a safe, fun and informative day.

Every beach is different and not all beaches have toilet facilities and bus parking, but OASES staff can match the beach to your requirements making sure your trip runs smoothly. 

Choose from our standard beach school sessions below or have OASES create a bespoke session:-

Rockpool Exploration

Who lives where, who eats who and how are they adapted to survive in different environments?

Den Building

Can you make a waterproof shelter for you and your friends to hide under? Learn how to use sand anchors and create your own den on the beach.

Stone Age Day

Learn about the life of a stone age man and cook on an open fire. Children can knap their own flint tools and make a spark with a flint and steel.  Two OASES staff are required for fire based activities.

Sensory Exploration

Immerse yourself in learning and experience the sights, sounds, smell and feel of the beach.

KS1 Beach Maths

Apply your subject knowledge to solve maths problems on the beach.

Team Building Challenges

Can your class work together to solve the team challenges?

Beach Art

Use the natural environment to create sand sculptures and pictures. Be inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s beach art and collect beach materials to create your own masterpieces.

Stranded on a Treasure Island

Follow the treasure map, learn how to create a sand anchor, make a den and enjoy a snack around the campfire.  Two OASES staff are required for fire based activities.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

“Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food, so Mrs Grinling has to think of a way to stop the greedy seagulls from stealing the lighthouse keeper's lunch.”

Explore the story of the ‘Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ on the beach, and create pulleys to get the lunch to Mr. Grinling, in this fun beach schools session.

Plastic Pollutions in our Seas

Help clean up our beaches and save sea animals from ingesting litter on this half day litter picking session. For the full experience have half a day session in school and half a day session on the beach.

Bonfire on the Beach

Bring your class to celebrate Bonfire Night on the beach. Make themed food around the bonfire, create firework art pieces and learn more about Guy Fawkes. Sessions are aimed at Primary aged children. Two OASES staff are required for fire based activities.

  

Contact OASES to book your trip today.

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Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE