After an unnaturally quiet spring and summer at our centres, we are now busy making them Covid Secure, providing the reassurance that you as customers, teachers and parents need as you book courses with us for the autumn term and beyond. If you are planning a visit see our Covid-19 Keeping You Safe page where you will find the information you need including details on our Financial Assurance scheme on flexible bookings.
I’d like to thank our many customers who have sent in messages of support to FSC and for our staff. We have all been greatly encouraged by your determination to be with us again as soon possible. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back.
The process of changing and moving several thousand bookings has been both challenging and frustrating for our customers and for our staff. Thank you for your forbearance as we work with you to resolve issues and help with rebooking and insurance claims. If you have already booked with us more details can be found here.
School visits may not be able to resume until the autumn, but many of us are longing to escape from screens and our own four walls. ‘Stay With Us‘ breaks, brought to you by FSC are where families, friends and individuals can experience the great outdoors. At our stunning locations, we provide simple, safe and clean accommodation and wide open spaces to breathe, play and explore.
In the meantime, we continue to find ways to inspire you all to enjoy being curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about our environment. We continue to build up our online content after the huge response to #fieldworklive which you can still access for free, and we are exploring ways of learning with FSC including blended learning and bringing FSC to your school or local area if you can’t come to us.
You may like to join in on one of our free online natural history webinars here and with easier access to the countryside and encouragement to spend time outdoors, our guides and fold out charts can help you and your families explore the natural world from mini beast to butterflies.
I look forward to welcoming you back to an FSC centre soon. In the meantime stay safe.
Mark Castle – FSC CEO
We have created some simple activities which children can do at home, to help them learn while also having fun.
Choose your activity!
- Scavenger Hunt – Find a range of items in your garden or local walk. What will you collect?
- Weather – Create your own weather diary and make a note on the changing weather that is happening. Spring is an exciting season which can see anything from snow to sunbathing weather. What will spring 2020 be like?
- Maps – Enjoy focusing on a different sense by listening to and mapping the many sounds around you.
We have a collection of FSC publications which are sutiable to use in the garden so that you can still spend some time in the fresh air.
From spiders, bees and garden birds, there is plenty to watch out for in your own outdoor spaces and gardens. Take this time to learn about and identify what comes to visit you!
During this time, spending time in your garden (if you’re lucky enough to have one) will improve your wellbeing and provide you with that fresh air you’ll be longing for.
We have come up with a list of activities to keep you busy in your garden from growing plants and vegetables to creating a new habitat in your garden which will entice new wildlife in to your outdoor space.