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Field Studies Council - Castle Head


Leading Provider of Geography and Science (Biology) Fieldwork

Description

FSC is a charity that aims to bring environmental understanding to all. We believe the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.

One of the many ways we do this is by providing well-designed, expertly delivered educational experiences for school groups, set in some of the UK's most stunning locations. Each year over 3,000 school groups, from key stage 1 to university level, visit our centres for geography or science (biology) fieldwork and cross-curricular environmental activity courses.

FSC's Castle Head centre lies in its own extensive grounds between the southern fells of the Lake District and the shores of Morecambe Bay. The centre has 120 beds and a number of large indoor spaces including 6 workrooms, student common rooms, a separate staff lounge and a sports hall. Within the 20 hectares of grounds there are a wide variety of habitats, purpose built activity sites and a fully equipped observatory.

As a Field Studies and Outdoor Education and Activity Centre we offer a wide range of courses, including Cross Curricular and Eco-Adventure at KS2, KS3, GCSE and A level, all of which can be tailored to meet your needs. A level and GCSE science courses are also available at the Life Science Centre, an industrial standard laboratory at Castle Head.

Please click on our website to find out more about the courses we can deliver.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.6
22 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
27%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(June 2022 - Primary School)




(November 2021 - Primary School)




Very successful visit and of enormous benefit to the students (October 2021 - Secondary School)




(February 2020 - Secondary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018)




Staff welcoming and supportive to children's needs (September 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience. (June 2018 - Primary School)




Did the job for collecting our primary data. However, some FSC staff were not warm and friendly as you would expect, given the money they were paid. This was no reflection on our students, who were well behaved throughout. (June 2018 - Secondary School)




A fantastic venue and range of activities. Experienced leaders throughout. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




My 8th visit to Castle Head; speaks volumes. (February 2018 - Secondary School)




Leading Provider of Geography and Science (Biology) Fieldwork

Description

FSC is a charity that aims to bring environmental understanding to all. We believe the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.

One of the many ways we do this is by providing well-designed, expertly delivered educational experiences for school groups, set in some of the UK's most stunning locations. Each year over 3,000 school groups, from key stage 1 to university level, visit our centres for geography or science (biology) fieldwork and cross-curricular environmental activity courses.

FSC's Castle Head centre lies in its own extensive grounds between the southern fells of the Lake District and the shores of Morecambe Bay. The centre has 120 beds and a number of large indoor spaces including 6 workrooms, student common rooms, a separate staff lounge and a sports hall. Within the 20 hectares of grounds there are a wide variety of habitats, purpose built activity sites and a fully equipped observatory.

As a Field Studies and Outdoor Education and Activity Centre we offer a wide range of courses, including Cross Curricular and Eco-Adventure at KS2, KS3, GCSE and A level, all of which can be tailored to meet your needs. A level and GCSE science courses are also available at the Life Science Centre, an industrial standard laboratory at Castle Head.

Please click on our website to find out more about the courses we can deliver.

Contact

Field Studies Council - Castle Head
Grange-over-Sands
Cumbria
LA11 6QT
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.6
22 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
27%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2022 - Primary School




November 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Secondary School
Very successful visit and of enormous benefit to the students



February 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018




September 2018 - Primary School
Staff welcoming and supportive to children's needs



July 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience.



June 2018 - Secondary School
Did the job for collecting our primary data. However, some FSC staff were not warm and friendly as you would expect, given the money they were paid. This was no reflection on our students, who were well behaved throughout.



June 2018 - Primary School
A fantastic venue and range of activities. Experienced leaders throughout.



May 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Secondary School
My 8th visit to Castle Head; speaks volumes.