A useful and practical extension to Forest School work, Coastal Schools concentrate on the skills needed to lead activities on the coast and the beach. These include understanding tides and plant and animal identification, planning for successful coastal activities, and how to lead sessions.
Specific features on health and safety in coastal environments are covered, including risk assessment, marine hazards and plastic and other pollution pollution. The course looks at the necessary documentation, including workbooks, policies and procedures, as wwell as evaluation of sessions.
One of the days is normally spent on a beach chosen by the individual trainee, in order to work on plant and animal identification specific to your teaching environment, and planning particularly relevant Coastal School activities suitable for your beach, including outdoor practical skills, beach fires and shelters suited to your beach.
Minimising and dealing with challenging behaviour has particular aspects in the outdoors. This accredited four day course is Useful for youth workers, PRU staff, secondary and primary school staff, especially those working with special educational needs or transitional children, and looks at solution focused positive behaviour management in the outdoors, supporting learning of those with mental health issues or disorders and leading an outdoor activity programme.
For teachers, play workers, youth workers or educators who want to use the outdoors in your own setting as a more productive play environment, and build your confidence and repertoire of skills and techniques. This will provide a qualification that contributes to your record of CPD. It will be three packed days of training spread over three months to give you time to try things out in between. You will go away with a treasure trove of ideas and techniques to apply in your setting.