School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Summer Schools

Splashdown Summer School

The Dove Marine Laboratory runs two week-long summer schools for 9 to 14-year-olds. Games, new friends and art activities included. Join in the fun during summer.

Key Stage 2

Location: Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, and field trips Age group: 9-11 years When: Monday 5th–Friday 9th August 2019. The course runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm each day.

Our long running Key Stage 2 summer school is a great introduction to the marine environment. 

In this week-long summer school, pupils will investigate the animals and plants that inhabit our oceans. They will be able to explore marine life at first-hand on local rocky shores, in the University's aquarium and by using microscopes.

Pupils will also consider the importance of our seas to humans, and how the design of ships can have implications for the costs of goods that we import.

Each pupil will have the opportunity to carry out their own mini research project.

Booking a place

Registration for our Summer Programme 2019 is now open.

Please download and complete the ‌Splashways 2019 KS2 parental consent application form (PDF: 481KB).

The course fee of £130 can be paid online, using our payment portal.

Key Stage 3

Location: Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, and field trips Age group: 11-14 years When: Monday 29 July–Friday 2 August 2019. The course runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm each day.

Our additional summer school is aimed at Key Stage 3 pupils.

Learn about science and the natural environment in a fun packed week that gets you thinking about your future! Meet professional marine biologists and undertake your own investigation. Make new friends and be creative with art and exploration.  

We welcome back any student that has previously attended our Key Stage 2 courses, but students don't need any previous knowledge to join.

Booking a place

Registration for our Summer Programme 2019 is now open.

Please download and complete the ‌‌Splashways 2019 KS3 parental consent application form (PDF: 481KB).

The course fee of £130 can be paid online, using our payment portal.

Contact us

mast.outreach@ncl.ac.uk

Summer Schools
Dove Marine Laboratory
Newcastle University
Cullercoats
North Shields
NE30 4PZ