Seashore experience

Creating rock pools and studying seashore life

seashore experience
Learning objective

To collect and sort seashore creatures and plants.


During this whole morning or afternoon session, children will work in groups to create a rock pool, collecting live animals from within the intertidal zone. Whilst the troughs are settling, there will be an opportunity to carry out two short activities. Teachers are asked to choose from: a sandcastle building competition, a fossil hunt, a scavenger hunt, creating a class rainbow or sand sculptures. At the end of the session, the children check their ‘rock pools’ to see what has moved around.

Key information

This is an offsite session which will take the whole morning or afternoon

This is available for Key Stage 2 children (an adapted version is available for Key Stage 1 groups)

The key focus for this is Environment - Seashore