Beach Schools growing in popularity across the UK

17th of April, 2012 Bookmark and Share
Archimedes Training are the leading provider of Forest Schools training in the world. Forest Schools use regular, long term programmes in natural areas for personal, social and emotional development in children and young adults as well as promoting respect for heritage and nature. It is run by professionally trained and assessed Forest Schools Practitioners who use play, forest skills such as fire lighting and wood craft in a learner led environment where the journey creates its own rewards.

This format has now been transferred and adapted by Archimedes Training to a beach environment to become Beach Schools™. This kind of training has never been done before and is exclusive to Archimedes Training. Beach Schools™ are growing in popularity all over the country and training sessions are hosted in numerous locations including Devon, Llandudno, Dorset, Eastbourne, Norfolk, Northumberland and Fife. There is even interest from Australia and New Zealand in exporting Beach Schools down under.

The courses are run over two days after which, with the submission of a portfolio of evidence, you will gain an OCN Level 3 Beach Schools Practitioner qualification which will give you all the skills, knowledge and understanding to set up and run your very own Beach School. The course costs £375. This opportunity is perfect for anyone already involved with children or young people or for anyone looking for a change and wishing to start a new career.

The UK has over 11,000 miles of beautiful coastline and Beach Schools are looking to expand and run in new locations in the country. If you have a suitable venue, i.e. a classroom or hall, and are situated near a beach, Archimedes would like to hear from you. You can contact the office on 01142211811 or email

For more information or to book onto a Forest Schools or Beach Schools course you can visit the website at,, or You can also see some photos of Archimedes Training’s recent Beach Schools courses on Facebook at!/ArchimedesTraining.


Notes to the Editor
Archimedes Training has been delivering Forest School and Outdoor Learning qualifications for ten years and has recently started delivering their very successful Beach Schools™ courses. They have trained people from all around the world and now have Archimedes practitioners operating in countries as diverse as Canada, America, Portugal, France, Spain, Norway, Hungary, Dubai, New Zealand and Australia.
T. 01142211811
Jen Herniman
For ten years Archimedes has provided a unique approach to education, play and training for those seeking excellence, individuality and authenticity. Our company pioneers innovative certificates and qualifications in outdoor learning to meet the increasingly complex needs of children and adults growing up in society today. When training with Archimedes you can be assured that you are receiving the finest quality training and consultancy services available in the industry.