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Field Studies Council - Blencathra


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.

Operated in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, FSC's Blencathra centre occupies a dramatic setting on the south west side of Blencathra mountain near Keswick. Gardens and grounds with living willow structures and ponds provide interest and inspiration for visitors on a variety of courses. Red squirrels frequent the grounds and can be seen from the comfort of the dining room.The site offers a magnificent panorama of the Lake District with its rich tapestry of England's highest mountains, quiet pastures, wooded valleys, streams, lakes and settlements which provide a focus for the centre's activities.

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


Reviews

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4.5
16 reviews


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Very Good
 
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Excellent- friendly an accommodating (September 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 15521 )




(July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 15086 )




excellent (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 15049 )




(July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14822 )




Year 12 fieldtrip went very well. Students were well behaved and responded to fieldwork tasks effectively. The organisation by the centre was good and travel arrangements went smoothly. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14482 )




Excellent provider. Course met objectives. Staff excellent- very good teachers and concerned about welfare of children and staff. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13061 )




Excellent tuition and food. The students were worked hard and completed several PAGS. Great use of a weekend to progress biology practical work (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11424 )




(January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9111 )




Really excellent field teaching, students gained much confidence and knowledge in their A-level Geology studies. I would recommend this Centre. (October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7056 )




(October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6812 )




Very good all round (October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6609 )




Very organised professional and knowledfeable especially about the local area and useful examples. (October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6575 )




(May 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 3685 )




Incredibly helpful, flexible and supportive team. Clean, good food and fantastic environment. (May 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 3237 )




There is no better setting for a field trip base, and no more perfect a destination to study the landscape focusing on AS/A Level syllabus (April 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 2621 )




(April 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 2503 )




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.

Operated in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, FSC's Blencathra centre occupies a dramatic setting on the south west side of Blencathra mountain near Keswick. Gardens and grounds with living willow structures and ponds provide interest and inspiration for visitors on a variety of courses. Red squirrels frequent the grounds and can be seen from the comfort of the dining room.The site offers a magnificent panorama of the Lake District with its rich tapestry of England's highest mountains, quiet pastures, wooded valleys, streams, lakes and settlements which provide a focus for the centre's activities.

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