FSC Epping Forest

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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 Epping Forest 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!

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Why book Field Studies Council for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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-The Centre is purpose built and fully accessible with direct access into our teaching sites which include woodland, grassland, heath and river.

-The Centre is easy to reach, just a few minutes from the M25 and Loughton Tube Station.

-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.

- FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, all your meals (residential visits) plus transport during the course.

-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 Epping Forest 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?

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Curriculum topics available: Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Evolution and inheritance, Ecology and environment, Life Cycles, Minibeasts, Habitats, Underwater Animals and Habitats.

We can offer a range of biology courses from 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.

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Curriculum topics available: Natural resources, Population, Urbanisation.

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.

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Curriculum topics available: Water cycles, Rivers, Map and atlas, Environment, 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.

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Curriculum topics available: Extreme Weather, Conservation.

We offer a range of sessions and courses covering environmental geography through fieldwork. Most sessions have short classroom sessions before and after. Teaching is delivered by fully trained and experienced tutors.

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We offer a range of sessions and courses covering field studies. 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.

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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.

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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.

What activities are available during group visits?

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We have a wide range of activities such as:
Primary: minibeast hunt, pond dipping, eco-activity, bushcraft, orienteering
Secondary/A level: geography independent investigations, adventurous geography, river study, biology core practicals

What size groups do you cater for?

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We can cater for groups of various sizes. Some courses have a minimum cost.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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FSC Epping Forest has six classrooms and associated facilities.

Is there first aid on site?

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All our field teachers are trained in first aid and group management.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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The centre is fully accessible.

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

Find out more about this school trip..

Online Resources for School Groups

Educational Resources Available..

We will be running live fieldwork sessions in April which we would love to share as teachers can sign up now.
Fieldwork live encompasses ten live lessons broadcast for different age groups. Free live fieldwork lessons with expert field tutors from the Field Studies Council (FSC):

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