FSC to Deliver Education Services in Beckenham Place Park
From 1 July 2019, FSC (Field Studies Council), will be working together with London Borough of Lewisham to deliver education services in Beckenham Place Park.
Beckenham Place Park is Lewisham's largest green space extending to 96 hectares (237 acres). It has ancient woodland, meadows, parkland, pond and a river providing a wide range of habitats for study. The site has an 18th century listed stable block that is being restored as part of a HLF project. A section of the restored building will become a new education centre with two classroom spaces.
FSC is a UK-wide environmental education charity with a network of existing residential and day centres, and a history of over 75 years of delivering outdoor learning opportunities. In London, FSC also works with City of London and The Royal Parks.
Example programmes for schools.
Helen Robertson, FSC Centre Manager said “We are delighted to be working with Lewisham in Beckenham Place Park. This is a great opportunity for people to explore and learn about the nature in their community. We are looking forward to working with Lewisham’s primary and secondary schools to help them undertake science and geography school trips, and learning in their local environment”.
Cllr Sophie McGeevor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport (job share), said “Access to nature is an essential right for all, not just the privileged few, and it is vital for both our physical and mental wellbeing. We are delighted that Lewisham’s children will be able to explore and be inspired by the natural world on their doorstep with the amazing educational activities delivered by the Field Studies Council. This is a fantastic partnership and I am looking forward to working more closely with the FSC”.
Monday, June 10, 2019