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Thu, 22 Sept



Beach Art Calender Competition (Newgale)

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Beach Art Calender Competition (Newgale)

Time & Location

22 Sept 2022, 11:00 – 13:00

Pembrokeshire, Newgale Beach, United Kingdom



South Hook LNG Calendar Competition

What is it?

An outdoor competition for Pembrokeshire schools at Newgale Beach - Thursday 22nd September 2022.

We are inviting twelve pupils from every school in Pembrokeshire to join us for a day on Newgale Beach. Working with the wonderful team at Beach Academy Wales, teams of six will create outdoor ‘Beach Art’ on Newgale Beach under the broad theme ‘Sea Creatures’. Taking inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy, art can be imaginative sculptures or creative pieces of land art.

Experience the joys of Beach Art encouraging pupils to think creatively, learn outdoors and broaden their appreciation of the coastal environment. We hope that your School will be interested in joining us!

What do we do?

Using natural beach materials such as sand, rocks, seaweed, shells and seawater, teams will create their piece of art or sculpture on the beach. This will be photographed by drone, with a selection featuring in South Hook’s 2023 calendar. The theme is ‘Sea Creatures’.

How do we take part?

Schools that wish to compete must register their team(s) here

Each school can bring 2 teams (up to 6 people)

Registration deadline is Thursday 15 September 2022.

What are the rules?

The Terms and Conditions you need to know about...

  • Teams must be pre-registered online by Thursday 15 September 2022.
  • Pupils are to work in teams of 6. (or up to 6)
  • Teams can be mixed year groups with any age pupils.
  • School staff will be allowed to assist in the creation of the beach art.
  • Schools to provide adequate staffing on the day to comply with child:adult ratios (We suggest one adult per team of 6).
  • Teams will be required to complete their Beach Art in 2 hours.
  • Beach Art should mainly be constructed or created using rocks (from the pebble banks), sand or a combination of both. These are the most abundant natural resources on Newgale. Other natural beach materials such as shells, dried seaweed, driftwood etc is very limited so only used as decoration and detail.
  • Beach Art can be decorated using natural colours. By this we mean coloured natural objects found on the beach, or brought by the school, to enhance the artwork such as leaves, seaweeds etc. Natural chalks and charcoal can also be used as they will wash away and are natural materials. But, no permanent paints (acrylic/poster etc) or felt pens/markers/sharpies will be permitted.
  • Your beach art must be recognisable as a ‘Sea Creature’. Sea creatures must be ‘real’ and not ‘mythical’.
  • There is no limit on beach art size as Newgale is expansive, so artwork can be as big as you wish. Beach Art will be viewed and captured from above with a drone, as well as at eye level.
  • Schools will need to provide confirmation that parental/guardian permissions are in place regarding the photographing of pupils.
  • Schools will be responsible for bringing their own equipment for building, creating, digging, decorating and moving stones. (bucket, spade, trolley, wheelbarrow, natural materials etc)
  • Schools must remove all building equipment and non natural materials from the beach at the end of the day to ensure a leave no trace event. Bins will be available at the beach academy pop up.

What happens on the day itself?

  • Please park at Newgale (lower) car park. This is the central car park on the beach. What3Words ///redeemed.emails.stocks
  • From the car park access the beach on the boardwalk up to the top of the pebble bank. Please note the boardwalk stops at the top. Please make your way over the pebble bank where you will see the Beach Academy pop up tent on the beach. We will be there from 10 am.
  • Sign in with Beach Academy to receive your competition flag with your own competition number.
  • Beach Academy will advise on where to place yourself on the beach to allow for enough space and stay in the correct area.
  • You can start creating your beach art from 11am and must be finished by 1pm ready for photographing. Should you wish to collect natural resources before 11am that is acceptable.
  • Schools are requested to bring everything they need (tools, equipment, decorations etc) Nothing will be provided.
  • Your competition flag should be put in the sand by your piece of completed beach art. Only teams with flags will be considered for judging.
  • Food is not provided. Please ensure pupils have packed lunches for the day.
  • Images of the Beach Art will be photographed by drone.
  • Winners will not be selected on the day. They will be chosen after the event from the images. Those chosen to feature in the 2023 calendar will be notified by South Hook by Thursday 29th September.
  • There will be a drone on the day taking imagery of the beach art. A safe take off and landing spot will be established near the beach academy pop up and schools must stay clear this of this area.

Are there toilets?

Yes there are public toilets in the car park that are open daily.

Are there risk assessments our school can access?

Yes, please download from

Is the competition and transport FREE?

Yes. There is no charge for schools to take part, neither is there any charge for transport as this is being provided by South Hook. Transport will be arranged after the team registration deadline date (15 sep) and your school contacted directly by South Hook staff.

Family Tickets




  • Team Entry (up to 6 pupils)


    One ticket per team







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