Pupils enjoy lessons on Northumberland beach

Youngsters headed to the beach for the start of their summer term to learn more about life and visitors at the coast.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:00 am
Children at Beaconhill Primary School enjoy their day at the beach.

Beaconhill Primary School in Cramlington, enjoyed the start of their new term by taking learning on the road.

During a normal school year, lots of learning across the curriculum takes place at the beach for the youngsters,

However, during the Covid 19 pandemic the beach visits unfortunately had to be put on hold, much to the disappointment of the children and staff.

But as more restrictions were lifted recently, it meant that the school could resume its visits and learning outdoors.

Year 3 were the first class to go out on the beach bus and headed to Low Hauxley beach in Amble.

Once there, they were able to learn about the flowers growing in the dunes, inspect and collect rocks, and play on the beach.

A school spokesperson said: “Whilst we were there we looked at the plants that were beginning to flower in the dunes and we tried to identify them.

"We went down onto the beach and spent time collecting rocks which we then classified using what we know about rocks from our topic before half term.

"Finally we spent some time enjoying the outdoor space and we ran with our friends across the sand.”