We are really pleased to have received funding from Devon County Council and the Tesco Bags of Help fund so that we can run a beach school programme this August.
We wanted to offer children aged 9-12 the chance to get out into nature, connect with the wonder of nature on our beaches and immerse themselves in some outdoors learning, especially after a long spring and summer of school closure.
Luckily for us there are some very talented teachers and Forest / Beach School Leaders in Teignmouth who have taken up the challenge to set up evening sessions every Wednesday at pretty short notice.
As of time of writing we ran our first session yesterday which was attended by 21 children. We knew it was fun – from our perspective – but have been blown away by the messages and feedback we have received from families whose children came along.
Sadly we are oversubscribed this time, but we are working on plans to continue and expand what we can offer in the months ahead.
We’d be very happy to hear from anyone who is interested in helping in any way and will shortly be setting up a CrowdFunder page to help us keep the sessions free.