Year 9 pupils visit Castle Head Field Centre in the Lake District The Field Studies Council, an educational charity committed to bringing environmental understanding to all, has a network of 17 education centres around the UK. The FSC gives more than 50,000 children a year the opportunity to explore the natural environment.
We follow a group of Year 9s on their residential trip to an FSC field centre in the Lake District. For many of the pupils, from Chessington Community College on the outskirts of London, this is their first experience of the British countryside. The trip is being led by the school’s Director of Sport, Alan Lammas, who is keen to promote a love for outdoor pursuits. Paul Bond, head of the Castle Head field centre,and his field-workers manage to raise the pupils’ awareness of a wide range of environmental and ecological issues as they take them ghyll scrambling, completing a ‘sea level traverse’, and canoeing on Lake Coniston.