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Field Studies Council - Rhyd-y-creuau


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.

From the Draper's Field Centre you can explore the diverse habitats and environments of Snowdonia National Park; from glaciated valleys, rivers and wooded hillsides to dramatic coasts and sand dune ecosystems. The centre itself is a Georgian house set in two hectares of wooded grounds with Eco-Centre status, allowing you to experience a sustainable lifestyle, only 1 hour 50 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours 40 minutes from the M25.

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
20 reviews


Excellent
 
65%

Very Good
 
30%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

Excellent provision of all services, venue facilities and curriculum delivery. Would recommend. To note. Communication was slower and not as effective as previously, but this was due to new staff and IT systems in place which no doubt will be resolved quickly. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




The centre helped us to fulfil the A-level requirement for 4 days of fieldwork for A-level Geography. Students developed a range of data collection techniques and many collected data for their NEAs. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




Overall the centre was adequate and well eqipped. The location is excellent, and the tutor was certainly above average from what you coudl expect. There were issues. The organisation in the lead up to the visit was very last minute at thier end, the arrival was facilitated by a quite clueless member of staff, and there were times when the judgement of the field tutor from a H&S perspective were sub-optimal. (October 2021 - Secondary School)




Great venue, friendly staff just a shame about the damp basement rooms (September 2021 - Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent and safe activities. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




Very Good (May 2019 - Secondary School)




Always high quality food and instruction the staff are highly competent and very helpful they encourage and discipline the studetns and as always the trip was fasbulous. (March 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellently trained staff and accommodation warm, comfortable with break-out leisure opportunities for students. Excellent home-cooked and plentiful food (February 2019 - Secondary School)




(January 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent local knowledge, good facilities (October 2018 - Secondary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




Professional, helpful and engaging (September 2018 - Secondary School)




Superb facilities, teaching and accommodation. Well resourced and a safe accessible environment. (September 2018 - Secondary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




Very professional. (February 2018 - Secondary School)




(December 2017 - 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.

From the Draper's Field Centre you can explore the diverse habitats and environments of Snowdonia National Park; from glaciated valleys, rivers and wooded hillsides to dramatic coasts and sand dune ecosystems. The centre itself is a Georgian house set in two hectares of wooded grounds with Eco-Centre status, allowing you to experience a sustainable lifestyle, only 1 hour 50 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours 40 minutes from the M25.

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

Contact

Field Studies Council - Rhyd-y-creuau
Rhyd-y-creuau
Betws-y-coed
Conwy Valley
Wales
Ll240HB
LOtC

Reviews

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


Excellent
 
65%

Very Good
 
30%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

November 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent provision of all services, venue facilities and curriculum delivery. Would recommend. To note. Communication was slower and not as effective as previously, but this was due to new staff and IT systems in place which no doubt will be resolved quickly.



November 2021 - Secondary School
The centre helped us to fulfil the A-level requirement for 4 days of fieldwork for A-level Geography. Students developed a range of data collection techniques and many collected data for their NEAs.



October 2021 - Secondary School
Overall the centre was adequate and well eqipped. The location is excellent, and the tutor was certainly above average from what you coudl expect. There were issues. The organisation in the lead up to the visit was very last minute at thier end, the arrival was facilitated by a quite clueless member of staff, and there were times when the judgement of the field tutor from a H&S perspective were sub-optimal.



September 2021 - Secondary School
Great venue, friendly staff just a shame about the damp basement rooms



November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent and safe activities.



May 2019 - Secondary School
Very Good



March 2019 - Secondary School
Always high quality food and instruction the staff are highly competent and very helpful they encourage and discipline the studetns and as always the trip was fasbulous.



February 2019 - Secondary School
Excellently trained staff and accommodation warm, comfortable with break-out leisure opportunities for students. Excellent home-cooked and plentiful food



January 2019 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent local knowledge, good facilities



September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School
Professional, helpful and engaging



September 2018 - Secondary School
Superb facilities, teaching and accommodation. Well resourced and a safe accessible environment.



May 2018 - Secondary School




February 2018 - Secondary School
Very professional.



December 2017 - Secondary School