Welcome to Beach Schools South West

Teach on the Beach


Welcome to Beach Schools South West. We are a community interest company dedicated to outdoor learning for children wherever they are, but particularly by the sea.

We are passionate about getting children outside and we work with schools and parents to take lessons out of the classroom and onto the shoreline.

Outdoor learning is proven to provide positive outcomes: to help children learn, particularly those who find it hard to engage with classroom-based education.

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Why Us?

Our work ties in with the national curriculum – where better to learn maths, english, science, nature, conservation and teamwork than in an inspirational marine environment?

The south west has the longest area of coastline in the country, we would like to see all children have the chance to spend at least some of their lessons getting to know it.

So why not give us a call for a chat and more information – we’re here and ready to help, alternatively check out our FAQs using the link below.

What We Do

We offer schools and families beach school opportunities on a short/long term basis. It can be timetabled into your educational programme or be a half day in the holidays.

All of our teaching ties in with the national curriculum and outdoor environment best practice as recommended by OFSTED.

At a time when the government is actively encouraging learning outside the classroom, beach schools offer a wonderful opportunity in an outstanding environment to all schools and children.

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“Learning outside of the classroom and connecting with the local environment greatly benefits children’s learning and complements the work that they do in school. Research carried out by ourselves and partners in the south west currently is adding to the mounting evidence of the health and well-being benefits of engaging with the marine environment. From reducing stress and improving concentration to helping children with ADHD and other learning difficulties, there are potentially no limits to the power of a prescription of “a bit of sea time”.
“Beach Schools children will be our coastline’s biggest advocates and protectors in the future, they will be passionate and not only that will seek out this wonderful place of wildness to seek their solace and to sooth their own souls and spirits as they will be able to recreate fond memories of well-being and relationship and affection.” Sarah Blackwell, Archimedes Training

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Beach Schools South West, Plymouth Science Park, 1 Davy Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BX

Phone: 07824 388079

Email: info@beachschoolssouthwest.co.uk