Do you potentially have the perfect Beach Schools Training Venue?
Archimedes Training are currently on the lookout for new Beach Schools Venue coordinators across the UK coast. If you think you may have a suitable training venue then Archimedes will give you free training in exchange for acting as 'Course Coordinator'.
BEACH & CLASSROOM SITES
As Course Coordinator you will be required to find a suitable classroom and beach to use for training.
Ideally it would be a mixed shore line habitat where we can gather resources for shelter building, fire lighting and environmental art.
Archimedes has Risk Assessments for Fire Lighting and Shelter Building that can be provided if required.
There can often be a problem with requesting the use of fires, but in most cases when explained that it will be just a small fire for cooking purposes we do get permission.
There should also be, if necessary, a short journey between the site and the classroom, but we try to keep travelling time to a minimum on the course as it soon eats away into valuable teaching time.
Please ensure that permission is sought from the beach landowner to do the following activities:-
1. Visiting and exploring
2. Ecological investigations
3. Games and beach activities
4. Environmental impact assessments
5. Small fire, off the ground barbeque, or use of a fire bowl in order to demonstrate good practice, safety boundaries, safety equipment and a leaving no trace policy when leaving for the future edification and potential use of similar fires with groups.
Please note we do not leave any trace on the beach
There must be explicit permission from the landowner for the use of their land, for the activities outlined in this document. A letter confirming such permission needs to be provided to Archimedes before the booking is taken for the course.
With advice and support from Archimedes it will be the responsibility of you, the “Course Co-ordinator” to:
Assist in marketing the course
Find a suitable beach site (please see above).
Provide a classroom facility within 10 minutes drive of the beach site (preferably walking distance), which is big enough for all candidates to move freely around in, to sit in and which has sufficient furniture, projection facilities and electricity.
Please provide tea and coffee or making facilities/kitchen facilities.
Be onsite from 8.30am on the morning of the course so the kit can be set up inside the classroom and assist in getting ready for the week.
Provide Risk Assessments prior to training for all areas applicable.
If you think you have a suitable venue then please get in touch. We often use school classrooms for training so if you are from a school by the coast please also get in touch.
For further information please contact the office about become a Beach Schools Venue Coordinator.