On Monday, our lucky Year 5 girls had a fantastic Beach School visit to Thurstaston.
The discombobulation of COVID-19 seemed a million miles away as the sun shined and the girls got stuck into their tasks, the first being some creative writing.
The stimulus of being outdoors is a fantastic tool for experiential writing, and more and more professional development courses are urging teachers to get outside with children, so they can switch on their senses to write more meaningfully and expressively.
We then proceeded to hunt for some fossils, wishing stones, sea glass and any other treasures that caught our eye – our girls are certainly magpies in this regard! The afternoon was spent creating a piece of environmental art using inspired by the work of the artist Tim Pugh. There is no doubt that being outdoors even for a short period boosts mental well-being, and our girls returned to school happy and uplifted.