A fun interactive workshop exploring holidays at the seaside in the early 20th century compared to today, suitable for early years foundation stage (EYFS) and key stage 1 pupils. The session includes costumes, activities and objects to touch and handle with an updated focus on the environment and health and wellbeing.
Years ago lots of people from Liverpool would have taken a ferry ride to get to the seaside at New Brighton for the day. This was a very special treat as it was many people's only experience away from big cities.
This fun workshop begins with a warm welcome as experienced education staff discuss holidays with the children and compare their experiences with those of families 100+ years ago.
Themes covered include methods of travel, getting ready, picnics, the fun of the fair, penny licks, promenades, paddling in the sea and how to stay safe at the beach, donkey rides and bathing machines.
Using handling objects, costumes, activities, songs, images, toys and games we explore the similarities and differences between holidays then and now. We also begin to introduce ideas of the value of finding time to relax for everyone's health and wellbeing, issues around healthy eating and exercise as well as the importance of looking after our natural environment.
The session ends with free time for the children to play.
Early years learning concentrates on seven areas split between prime and specific areas of learning. This education session covers communication and language personal, social and emotional development.
The specific areas of learning are literacy and understanding the world
Teaching is often done through play, where the child learns about subjects and other people through games.