- 29/10/2020 - 19/11/2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our first ever beach school program at Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, located in Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary is famous for its diversity of marine life, including sheltered rock pools, coves and a shallow reef on the ocean side as well as sandstone rock platforms extending from the shore.
This one of a kind Peninsula beach school, will take children on an incredible journey, learning and discovering about our marine life and how to care and protect our beaches.
Our team of highly experienced forest school educators will support your child’s learning so that they become more confident, curious, capable and are taught to learn how to safely navigate the rock pools.
This term we will focus on supporting each child’s emotional and physical well-being so there will be lots of bush walks, climbing trees, building bush cubbies and spontaneous play and games.
Our beach school aims to inspire creativity, a natural curiosity and enriching sensory play experience while following your child’s interests at all times. We also ensure that children learn to use their bodies so that they develop strength, good balance and coordination while learning to take safe risks with guidance and support from the educators.
Eco Explorers Beach School program is based on the leading research from world-renowned and leading Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Angela Hanscom, author of Balanced and Barefoot to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for learning and life skills, both physically and emotionally. As Angela illustrates, “too many of today’s children miss out on the full sensory richness offered beyond the walls of the classroom or home.”
This Mornington Peninsula Beach School program is run by Alison, a qualified teacher and Alicia, a bush playgroup facilitator.
All facilitators are skilled and trained to work with children in the bush and hold a level 2 advanced first aid and carry first aid kits with them at all times.
Forest school Melbourne is an all-weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our program will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 4-8 years (drop off only session)
**Each child will also receive their own magnifying glass and compass to keep which is included in the cost.
Our beach school is open to kinder aged, primary school and homeschool children.
***PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE TWO 3 HOUR SESSIONS EACH DAY (NOT FULL DAY): 9- 12PM & 1 – 4PM