FSC Bishops Wood
School Trips @ Field Studies Council
Due to the government guidance following social distancing we are offering new outreach courses held in the School's grounds to ensure you can still have school trips delivered in a covid-secure way.
FSC offers fieldwork and outdoor learning for groups of all ages at centres across the UK. Trips use our stunning locations to teach curriculum focused work and inspire everyone about the environment.
We have day courses to immerse your primary school children in the natural world, taking in its sights, sounds and smells. Enjoy a day at FSC Bishops Wood exploring geography, science or history in the outdoors.
For secondary and A level groups we offer curriculum based geography, biology and environmental science day courses. We can tailor them to your own requirements to ensure you get the most from your visit and trips utilise our local environment to fully engage students.
Bring your subject to life in the outdoor classroom!
Why book Field Studies Council for School Trips and Educational Visits?
-Easily reached from across the West Midlands, FSC Bishops Wood has fantastic outdoor learning spaces in and around the stunning ancient woodland which surrounds the centre.
-Our courses are created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom.
-We have passionate and experienced teaching staff.
-We offer different price bands through the year to offer value for money.
-There is an FSC Kids Fund and FSC Bursary Fund available to offer financial support to those who may not otherwise be able to visit us.
- FSC Bishops Wood is part of FSC, an environmental education charity with 75 years’ experience of providing fieldwork and outdoor learning and a network of UK centres offering day and residential fieldwork opportunities.
-Our charity works in many other ways to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment including through projects working in local communities and lobbying government to include fieldwork in the curriculum.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Identify basic survival needs, explore the woods, build a shelter and forage for wild foods. Follow a woodland trail and search for tracks and signs. A day filled with team building and problem solving activities.
Curriculum topics available: Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Ecology and environment, Minibeasts, Habitats, Underwater Animals and Habitats.
We can offer a range of biology courses from fun KS2 to curriculum-based A level trips. KS2 pupils can look at a range of habitats, learning about microhabitats and how they provide the basic needs for living things. Pupils can learn to identify the different structures of plants and name a variety of common animals. We will mini beast hunt and observe them in their microhabitats.
We offer a range of sessions and courses covering human geography through fieldwork. Most sessions have short classroom sessions before and after. Teaching is delivered by fully trained and experienced tutors.
Curriculum topics available: Rivers, Fieldwork.
We can offer a range of geography courses from KS2 to A level. KS2 pupils can use maps, stories and games to explore the woods. Discover the plants and animals that live here and design and build dens.
Curriculum topics available: Conservation.
Students can cover a range of environmental geography topics looking at different plants and animals.
For KS4 and A level students we link all of our courses to the exam board requirements for each subject and can tailor the course to your specific needs.
Curriculum topics available: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age.
Discover first-hand what it was like to hunt and gather with our activities. Learn the practical skills of the time such as making hurdles and fishing nets. We will look at different types of rocks, tools of the period, how important fire and charcoal were and how fires were lit. Learn the practical skills of the time, build a shelter and produce cave art using natural materials. A very hands on day with team work and problem solving.
This interactive fun day will be spent as a Roman. You will build a Roman camp and march like Roman soldiers. You will have a go at using gromas to create a straight road. The children will prepare and deliver a roman play for the emperor. We will look at Latin, its importance then and its continuing influence today.
During the day we will undertake a number of activities, games and investigations focussing on either the Saxons time. After arriving at our Saxon Hall you will learn skills such as brooch making, spinning wool, hurdle and clay pot making. Inside the Hall you will get a sense of what life was like at this time and discover the importance of fire. The children will make overnight shelters using natural materials. A very active and fun filled day bringing the Saxon and Viking times to life.
During the day we will undertake a number of activities, games and investigations focussing on Vikings. you will take a journey across the northern seas in our full size Viking long ship. After arriving at our Saxon Hall you will learn skills such as brooch making, spinning wool, hurdle and clay pot making. Inside the Hall you will get a sense of what life was like at this time and discover the importance of fire. The children will make overnight shelters using natural materials. A very active and fun filled day bringing the Saxon and Viking times to life.
Students will look at a variety of plants and common animals using age appropriate classification keys to identify living things we find in our woodland and in our pond habitats.
What activities are available during group visits?
We have a range of courses available. Early years can use stories to gain an understanding of the outdoor environments, whilst KS1 and KS2 students will have more a focus on a particular topic. We have a full range of courses available which we can discuss with you during the booking process.
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for groups of any size. Courses do have a minimum charge per group.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
FSC Bishops Wood has several classrooms available.
Is there first aid on site?
All our field teachers are trained in first aid and group management.
Special rates for schools
outside of peak season
3 days from £155
3 days: Mon-Wed / Wed-Fri / Fri-Sun from - £155
4 days:Fri-Mon from - £193
5 days:Mon-Fri - £249
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