FAQ

So what do you do at Beach School?

Our Beach School practice is inspired by the Forest School philosophy – we just take it out of the woods and on to the beach. The ideas behind Forest School come from Scandinavia, where spending time in nature has been an integral part of education since the 1950’s. It is based on a desire to provide children with an appreciation of the environment around them, to encourage responsibility for nature conservation in later life and to provide child-led learning that encourages, amongst others, independence, confidence and self-esteem. So at Little Gulls, we’re here to help you explore our amazing coasts, provide some ideas of how you can be creative with natural materials and, most importantly just play and have lots of fun!

We believe our Beach School meets the principles outlined by the UK’s Forest School Association, which advocates long term programmes. We have loads of ideas and things for you to do, but none of them are compulsory. The best way to learn in this environment is through lots of free play – which will all be set up for when you arrive. So just start playing! And about half way through the session we’ll have some drinks and snacks to keep everyone full of energy to play some more. If you are coming to join us, head over to have a read of our welcome pack.

You can also read our Terms & Conditions here

What do we need to wear?

Head over here to have a read of our suggested kit list.

What else do we need to bring?

We provide hot or cold drinks, depending on the season, and a small snack (please let us know if there are any dietary requirements at the time of booking). However, please bring any other drinks and snacks that you may need. You are also welcome to stay and have lunch at the end of the session. It is also useful to bring either a buggy or sling to Samphire Hoe as the walk to the beach can be a bit tiring on little legs.

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