We, at Lighthouse South Devon (Community Interest Company), have set up the Ness Beach School to help children and young people who have been particularly anxious or isolated during this year's school closures.
We know nature is a great healer and have incredibly talented Forest / Beach School Leaders who can engage children in learning activities that help them to connect with each other, appreciate their natural surroundings, express themselves creatively and learn about ways to focus on their wellbeing.
We have weekly evening sessions running in August and would like to continue these into the new academic school year.
The more funds we raise the more sessions we can offer. We are committed to making the Ness Beach School free or low cost, although families can choose to donate towards our running costs.
We don't yet know how the Covid-19 pandemic could affect the new academic year, but so far we do know that Beach School is providing a positive outlet for children aged 8 to 12 and has been well received by parents.
"Thank you, the girls loved it! They so needed this."
"Beach School has given me something to
look forward to."
"It's the best thing I've ever done!"
If you want to support us in any way, please know that it is greatly appreciated and welcomed by all of us.
Beach School Team: Nic, Tracie, Laura, Harriet & Clare
Lighthouse Team: Tracey, Jo, Gayle & Orla
Lighthouse South Devon Community Interest Company: Company number 10175012