Reconnecting learners and their marine environment is at the heart of our Wild Beach ethos. Living so close to the sea is the perfect space to learn with easy access.
At Annecy Catholic Primary School, we recognise the vital importance of promoting and understanding of the natural world and see the Wild Beach programme as an ideal medium for delivery.
We would like to thank the Sussex Wildlife Trust for their support in enabling us to deliver this inspirational educational opportunity through training of parents and staff.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Wild Beach work we do in Upper Key Stage 2 links in with our work towards the sustainable development goals. In particular, number 14 which links to Life Below Water.
The children learn how the ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution, and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. Our children understand that they have a voice and that their voice matters. Learning within our unique setting allows children to be able to explore and discover at Seaford beach and over at Hope Gap, where they will rock pool at low tide. At the end of each beach visit, children will do a beach clean.
Having effective global citizens who have an understanding of the wider world and their role within it weaves through all that we do here at Annecy.
Life Below Water