Field Studies Council - Scotland School Trips
Field Studies Council
FSC Scotland uses the dramatic landscapes of Scotland to inspire people of all ages. Students can carry out fieldwork in exciting, real locations which are inspiring yet easily reached from centres.
Fieldwork and outdoor learning opportunities are linked to Curriculum for Excellence at all stages. Courses are carefully created to meet a range of Experiences and Outcomes and to build on learners’ four capacities.
Residential courses with FSC Scotland are interdisciplinary, incorporating a range of subjects into sessions including science, geography, maths, local history, English and art whether primary or senior level. Courses are designed to integrate Learning for Sustainability throughout, which is very important to FSC as an environmental charity with its own aims of sustainability.
Why are Field Studies Council great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
-Centres situated in interesting and inspiring environments, within easy reach of excellent field sites.
-Courses created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom.
-Passionate and experienced teaching staff who work full time, all year round. You will be allocated the same tutor(s) throughout your course.
-FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, plenty of tasty food and transport during the course.
-Price bands throughout the year to offer value for money.
FSC is an environmental education charity with over 70 years experience of providing fieldwork and outdoor learning and a network of 19 UK centres offering day and residential fieldwork opportunities.
The charity works in many ways to bring environmental understanding to all including through projects working in local communities, lobbying government to include fieldwork in the curriculum, work overseas, Kids Fund and Bursary Fund to offer financial support to those who may not otherwise be able to visit.
What size groups do you cater for?
FSC residential centres vary in size but can accommodate from 80-140 students. Our minimum group size is usually 12.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
There is a selection of classrooms, workshops and laboratory spaces at each Centre.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, all our field teachers are trained in first aid and group management. A qualified first aider is available at the field centre 24 hours a day.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Some centres have purpose-built accessible rooms.
Special rates for schools staying with us 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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