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Fieldwork made easier

The Field Studies Council, an environmental education charity, issubsidising weekend fieldwork courses for newly qualified teachers and PGCE students between February 20 and May 30. They provide a comprehensive introduction to managing groups during fieldwork, risk assessment and using different sites and habitats, along with practical subject-based activities and ideas. A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion.

Held at the council's centres in England and Wales, the courses are for primary, key stages 3 to 4 and A2AS-level teachers with separate courses for biologyscience and geography teachers. The British Ecological Society has provided additional sponsorship for science courses.

Residential fee per course: pound;25 (primary, science and biology); pound;40 (geography).

Tel: 0845 3454071; 01743 852101;

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