The children were excited to spot two jellyfish and attempted to scoop up a tiny crab. After the water receded, a passerby with a metal detector taught the children how the machine worked. Before long, several of the children were digging in the sand to uncover a twenty pence piece.
One of the girls told a volunteer: “I had never seen the tide go out so far.” Other children mentioned how much they’d enjoyed playing football in the sand, swimming in the sea, and drinking slushies. A day spent relaxing and laughing with friends - both English and Syrian - made the trip a huge success.