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:-

Maloula The Mermaid and Eco Warrior
(Half day or full day - KS1 and lower KS2 - English, Art and Science)

Immerse your class in the story of Maloula the Mermaid written by Mallory Smith and illustrated by Frances Coles.  Maloula comes ashore to try and help rid the sea and beaches of litter. Take part in lots of fun activities relating to the story before Helping Maloula to clear the beach of litter yourself.

Rockpool Exploration
(Half day or full day - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - Science)

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

Den Building
(Half day or full day - KS2 or KS3 - Design Technology)

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
(Half day or full day - KS2 - History, Design Technology, Art)

Learn about the life of a stone age man. Children can knap their own flint tools and make a spark with a flint and steel. 

Sensory Exploration
(Half day or full day - EYFS, KS1, KS2, Nurture Groups)

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

KS1 Beach Maths
(Half day - KS1 - Maths)

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

Team Building Challenges
(Half day or full day - KS1, KS2,KS3, KS4, KS5 - Design Technology, PE)

Can your class work together to solve the team challenges?

Beach Art
(Half day - KS1, KS2,KS3 - 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
(Half day or full day - KS2,KS3 - Geography, Design Technology)

Follow the treasure map, learn how to create a sand anchor and make a den.  

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
(Half day or full day - KS1, KS2 - English, Science)

“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 a 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
(Half day (with optional half day at school) - KS1, KS2,KS3, KS4, KS5 - Citizenship, Eco-Schools Award)

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

Interested in Our Introduction to Beach Schools Teacher Training?


Contact OASES to book your trip or to find out more details on the Beach Schools Teacher Training at



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