FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

After School Clubs

This project started in 2010 with funding from Buckinghamshire Extended Schools Service and is now supported by Lottery Funding. It enables KS2 children from primary schools inHigh Wycombeto take part in environmental activities based in their own school grounds. The schools are in communities where opportunities for outdoor learning are limited. The aim is to increase the children’s understanding and enjoyment of the environment and help them see the opportunities to enjoy nature without having to travel somewhere special.

So far we have run activities for around 150 children in four different schools. Activities have included building bird houses, invertebrate studies, environmental games and earth education activities. Feedback from both teachers and children has been very positive with the vast majority of participants having come to all the sessions. In 2012 we will be aiming to increase the numbers of school we are working with to six schools.