Welcome to The 2 Minute Beach School!

We are so pleased that you have found your way here, to join us as we learn about our coasts and oceans. We are excited to bring our beach into your home, and make you fall in love with it too! Not only will you learn all about our coastline and all the creatures that inhabit it, but we’ll also show you what you can do to protect it, 2 Minutes at a time. Check out our lessons below!

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Lesson 1

Welcome to our beach!

For our first lesson we will be taking you on a tour of our beach here in Bude, Cornwall and showing you some of the different geographical beach features you can find here. Learn a bit about beach cleaning, draw a picture, and hear all about our poster competition!


Lesson 2

Plastic in our Classroom

For our second lesson we will be taking you voyage of discovering, finding out about marine plastics and what happens to them in the sea. Learn a bit about how plastic gets to the sea and plastic gyres. You can do your own experiment and decide on a 2 Minute Solution!


  • 2 Minute Solution Card Word | PDF
  • Poster Competition Word | PDF
  • True or False Quiz Questions Word | PDF
  • Sinking and Floating Experiment Table Word | PDF
  • Parent, Carer and Teacher Notes Word | PDF

Lesson 3

Nurdles and Nets

For our third lesson we will be looking at the some of the largest and smallest items of marine plastic with a lesson title of Nurdles and Nets. We will be looking at facts, exploring solutions and having a chance to use your creative writing skills, you will also hear more about our poster competition!


Lesson 4

Tides and Pools

For our fourth lesson we will be looking at the tides and pools. We will be looking at what creates tides, different tidal zones and the creatures that live in them. You will also hear more about our poster competition!


  • Look, Say, Cover, Write Word | PDF
  • Parent, Carer and Teacher Notes Word | PDF

Lesson 5

Seaweeds and Sustainability

For our fifth lesson we will be looking at seaweeds and sustainability. We will be looking at what seaweeds are and identifying some. We will also be looking at sustainable harvesting and activities you can get involved with. You will also hear more about our poster competition!


  • Pressing Seaweed Instructions Word | PDF
  • Seaweed and Land Plants Match and Sort Word | PDF
  • Summary Tables for Objectives Word | PDF
  • True or False Quiz Word | PDF
  • True or False Quiz Answers Word | PDF
  • Parent, Carer and Teacher Notes Word | PDF

Lesson 6 - (coming soon)

Lesson details to follow.


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