Help us protect our field centres

Field Studies Council has launched a campaign calling for the government to protect education centres from closure. One in three local authority centres are currently threatened, and this could deny millions of children access to potentially life-changing experiences. In many cases these closures could be avoided.

As part of the campaign we have launched a petition which will be used to lobby the government. A link to it is here, and we would be very grateful if you could sign it and forward it to your colleagues.

The link above gives more information about the campaign, but if you would like to find out more you can visit this page of our website. Also, to find out more about the opportunities for learning outside the classroom please click on this page.

Thanks for your help

Ben Worth
Marketing Officer
Field Studies Council

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