A NEW look, new challenges and even greater involvement await youngsters when they arrive at the GoldCoast Oceanfest Education Day this June. More than 1,200 Year 6 pupils from 30-plus local primary schools will take part on Friday, June 20, the first day

A NEW look, new challenges and even greater involvement await youngsters when they arrive at the GoldCoast Oceanfest Education Day this June.More than 1,200 Year 6 pupils from 30-plus local primary schools will take part on Friday, June 20, the first day of the now well-established Croyde event.Energetic beach games as well as educational involvement and workshops are always a mainstay of the event, organised by North Devon PEDPASS Partnership and Oceanfest in association with the North Devon Gazette.But an extra dimension has been added this year to give pupils a greater opportunity to feel involved, experience more activities and understand the unique lifestyle and leisure benefits to be found right on their doorstep.The 10th anniversary of the festival and its Legacy theme will see an orienteering challenge added to the activity list, with teams of five, supervised by a sixth form pupil, asked to use a map and information to find their way through a course on and around the beach.After lunch the more familiar beach relay and flag games will be played, followed by another new addition for this year, with event finals for the winning pupils.The Gazette will be supplying the winning boy and girl with vouchers for sporting equipment for their schools.The final thrill of the day will be the landing of the world famous RAF Falcons parachute display team from 2pm.Pupils will also be able to appreciate the many workshops running in the festival arena to promote the educational GoldCoast message.The Legacy theme is very much concerned with leaving a natural resource and opportunities for the future for all. There will be talks and displays by a number of organisations including Surfers Against Sewage, Devon County's Don't Let Devon Go To Waste, South West Water and more.North Devon College art department will run a workshop encouraging pupils to create windmills using images from the site, to promote the green energy message.Schools day will be officially launched today (Wednesday) but any schools who still wish to book a place can find all the details at www.nd-pedpass-partnership.org.uk