Where sea anemones and shore crabs are your classmates!Coastal Classroom turns the magnificent coastline of the Moray Firth into an inspiring outdoor classroom for our school children. Using an inspirational place for children to learn and play, this programme provides practical hands-on activities to capture interest and stimulate learning (whatever the weather!).
Active outdoor experiences and games encourage children to enjoy healthy outdoor play whilst increasing their understanding of the world around them and the impact we have on it. Teenagers can participate in Coastal Classroom through our Coastal Bushcraft programme and in the late summer of 2013 we will be piloting our first Coastal Activity Leader Training which means that adults along the Moray Firth Coast can participate in the programme as well.
"The children and I all learned so much about our local environment during this experience. I’m really looking forward to the next course "
For primary schools, Coastal Classroom consists of six half-day visits, once per week, to your nearest stretch of natural coastline. Children investigate life on the foreshore - invertebrates and plants as well as learning about marine conservation and the unique eco-system of the Moray Firth. Learning takes place through games, play and hands-on activities. One session of our programme is delivered in conjunction with Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
Like Forest School, Coastal Classroom is a way to build confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Children complete their ‘Discovery Award’, the first stage of the John Muir Award Scheme.
- We provide equipment, tools and quality outdoor clothing.
- Our enthusiastic and qualified leaders bring a wealth of practical skills and conservation knowledge, along with ideas, games and camp-fire stories.
- Group Size: 10-15 children plus 1 teacher/parent per group (for larger classes, we can take two groups at the same time) Secondary School Coastal Bushcraft groups are smaller - 6+ participants
- Cost: Please contact Wild things!