Being a Beach School makes the most of the outdoor classroom that surrounds our nation. Outdoor learning has been growing steadily in the UK since the nineties, when the first Forest Schools began to emerge. Outdoor learning is said to boost not only academic performance, but also children’s confidence, self-esteem, social skills and well being.
We are delighted to offer an outdoor curriculum. With Stokes Bay on our doorstep it seemed an ideal opportunity to make visits all year. Forest Schools Education created the first accredited Beach School training programme for teachers five years ago. Mrs Toone has recently completed this training enabling us to access the beach regularly. Our Beach School curriculum which will cater for all children across the school.
We work closely with the Diving Museum and Friends of Stokes Bay. Our children often complete litter picks with other
volunteers on Saturdays. To say thank you, the friends bought us a super Blue Planet book for the library in March 2018 – thank you.
Our pioneering gSTEM curriculum has become SeaSTEM for the Spring Term 2017. The children’s Home Learning projects were linked to art and incredibly creative. Go Gomer!