Keep connected to the coast learning from home
Downloads, kits and projects
For those that can't make it to the beach
A Beach Academy 'Coastal Kit' combines raw materials sent in the post (collected from south Wales beaches) with digital resources (worksheets/ideas/instructions) sent via email for you to print, interact and learn from your seashore objects. No live animals or plants will be used as part of this service.
Purchase and print at home
Designed by Beach Academy, you can purchase and download activity sheets and trails to do at home linked to the marine environment.
From learning more about rockpool animals to our favourite the Whale Trail, there's plenty to keep you away from screens and getting outdoors into the natural environment to complete.
Beach in a Box
Off-screen Home Learning Kit
Beach in a Box’ helps your children look at living things and learn more about the marine environment. All activities are linked to the objects sent and encourage exploration, discovery, observation, testing and experimentation. They can be done outdoors or in the home and gets kids off screens and being practical with nature skills and science activities all linked with the marine world.
Beach in a box contains a 12-page A5 booklet with instructions and 30 activities aimed at children aged 7+ (activities may be done with younger children with assistance) and 30 objects collected from south Wales beaches.
Why use our resources
Resources are written and designed by Emma Lamport at Beach Academy. Previous to setting up Beach Academy Wales she was a member of a Ranger Team delivering Environmental Education in country parks and on the coast and worked for council Countryside and Tourism teams delivering family events.
She also has over 10 years developing educational materials to be used by children in their homes and schools right across the UK in educational publishing, working as an Editor for two BBC children's educational magazines, wrote a guide to Life, the World & Everything for all 16 year olds across Wales and designed and delivered printed educational materials for the Western Mail & Echo plus others such as the Wildlife Trust and Marine Conservation Society.
As a self-taught heavyweight graphic designer, she has created everything from printed worksheets to teacher packs, how-to-guides to self-led nature trails, kids magazines to newspaper supplements, outdoor educational signage to educational games, activity sheets to challenge cards, educational programmes to identification guides and still continues to use her specialist bank of skills in creating materials for a Learning Outside the Classroom accredited Zoo, helping children to learn about wildlife and conservation issues, as well as her own material for Beach Academy and NRW.