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

Cliffs and Dunes

For our next lesson we will be looking at cliffs and dunes. We will be looking at the composition of sand, exploring the dune and cliff systems and looking at our impact upon these coastal systems, as well as the flora and fauna you can find there!


  • Parent, Carer and Teacher Notes Word | PDF

Mini Video 1

Minutes On The Beach – Tides

Join us for a mini video, showing YOU how to experiment with the tides on your beach!

Mini Video 2

2 Minutes On The Beach – Seaweed Pressing

We will show you how, in just 2 Minutes, YOU can find some seaweed and turn it into a really cool piece of art!

Mini Video 3

2 Minutes On The Beach – How Salty Is Your Water?

In just 2 Minutes, you can do an experiment to see how salty the water is in different parts of your beach. Grab a friend and have a competition to find the saltiest spot!

Mini Video 4

2 Minutes On The Beach – Seaweed Surveys

We will show you how, in just 2 Minutes, YOU can find some seaweed and contribute to scientific surveys!

Mini Video 5

2 Minutes On The Beach – How to do a beach clean

In just 2 Minute YOU can make a real difference to our beaches. Find out how!

Mini Video 6

2 Minutes On The Beach – We are going on an egg hunt!

Keep your eyes peeled for some real treasures on our beaches, and help us understand more about our coastlines!

Lesson 7 - (coming soon)

Lesson details to follow.


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