Who we are
We are a registered Community Interest Company which means that we are a not for profit organisation and are dedicated to improving the lives and benefiting people living and working in the west country. Because we are not for profit any money we make goes back into the organisation. We have three directors including the company founders Tess Stuber and Alexis Bowater.
Tess and Alexis gave up their extremely successful careers in retail management and the media respectively to raise their children. They founded Beach Schools South West to help to change the way children interact with the world around them and how they learn in the natural environment.
Our mission statement is to give every child in the west country access to curriculum-based learning on the shoreline.
Our dedicated team of practitioners are all fully qualified, Archimedes-trained, Beach Schools practitioners. They are also all DBS checked, as are all of our volunteers. We work closely with Archimedes who are the only Beach Schools trainers in the UK. Their transformative, pedagogical philosophy is inspirational and we believe, like them, that even one day on the beach can irreversibly change a child’s life for the better.
We cover insurance for clients once they are on the beach and all of our staff have personal insurance too. We carry out risk assessments on every site before we embark on a session and we also put together bespoke lesson plans with each school if requested.
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BEACH SCHOOLS SOUTH WEST
Beach Schools South West, Plymouth Science Park, 1 Davy Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BX
Phone: 07824 388079