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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All


FSC Northern Ireland offers key stage 3 courses which cover science, geography, conservation and adventure activities.  Our courses create a fun learning experience that allows progression in teamworking skills, motivation and personal development for pupils at this stage.

A selection of courses are listed below which take place from FSC Belfast.  Please contact us if you would like to visit FSC Derrygonnelly with your Key Stage 3 students and we can create a course to meet your requirements.

Tel: 028 686 41673
Email: [email protected]

Introduction to GIS day

This session aims to introduce pupils to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with the use of Google Earth. Students will learn about GIS and why it is so important in today’s world. They will work through a series of Google Earth activities, before applying their new knowledge to create a map representing fieldwork data.

Emergency 999 day

This session aims to further student’s map reading skills and to understand how maps are used in decision making. Students take on the roles of police officers in a control room, and must decide what action to take following a road traffic accident. The only information they will receive is in the form of regular incident reports. They must use a map to locate the accident and minimise any further risks while helping the victims of the crash.