Coastal Classroom turns the magnificent coastline of the Moray Firth into an inspiring outdoor classroom for local school children. Using Scotland’s inspirational coastal environments 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.
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For primary school pupils, Coastal Classroom typically consists of six half-day visits, once per week, to the school’s 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. Examples of session content include:
- Discovering how a rock pool can be the toughest place to live on the shore.
- Learning about seaweed and the many things it is an ingredient of, which we consume daily.
- Discovering how the tides are ruled by the moon.
Like Forest School, Coastal Classroom is a way to build confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Groups also have the option to complete their ‘Discover Award’, the first stage of the John Muir Award Scheme (for pupils Primary 4 and above).
Wild things! will provide all resources and equipment with spare quality outdoor clothing for pupils also available. Our enthusiastic and qualified leaders bring a wealth of practical skills, experience, conservation knowledge, educational games and fun!
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- Group Size: 10-15 children per group, with a maximum of 30 children per session. Ratio of 2:15 (1x Wild things! leader, plus 1x teacher/adult support per 15 children)
- Cost: £350 per Coastal Classroom programme where funding is available.
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“The children and I all learned so much about our local environment during this experience. I’m really looking forward to the next course” – Teacher
“I enjoyed watching the pupils excitement and enjoyment from the course. Games were good – lots of learning, included children learning facts in a fun and interactive way” – Teacher