Posted: 4 August 2016
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Bishops Wood Environment Centre is all set to grow
Bishops Wood Environment Centre is all set to grow

National Grid and the Field Studies Council (FSC) have formed a new partnership, starting an exciting new phase at our Bishops Wood environmental education centre.

The FSC took over the partnership in the spring and has big plans for Bishops Wood’s future.

"National Grid is very excited about this new partnership at Bishops Wood"

Ian Glover, Environmental Sustainability Manager, National Grid.

The award-winning centre stands in the grounds of the substation in Crossway Green near Kidderminster. Over the past 22 years, it has provided environmental education for the county’s schoolchildren and earned a national reputation as a centre of excellence, especially for its pioneering work delivering Forest School programmes.

The FSC took over the partnership from Worcestershire County Council in the spring and has big plans for Bishops Wood’s future.

Head of the centre Gill Frankling said: “Bishops Wood has earned a reputation for providing innovative and creative education outside the classroom and teaming up with the Field Studies Council will give a real boost to our work. Their years of experience will help us develop the new ideas we have for the centre.”

The FSC, which already works with National Grid through the Amersham Field Centre, is a UK-wide environmental education charity with more than 70 years of experience in running residential and day courses through its network of centres. It encourages people of all ages to explore and be inspired by the natural world.

The new partnership is good news for Bishops Wood according to Ian Glover, National Grid’s Environmental Sustainability Manager. “National Grid is very excited about this new partnership at Bishops Wood. FSC brings an abundance of experience and expertise that will add new value both to the Bishops Wood Centre and the Environmental Education Centre Network as a whole.”

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Left to right: Robert Lucas (Chief Executive, TCV); Dr Ian Glover (Environmental Sustainability Manager, National Grid); Cllr Tony Miller (Chairman, Worcestershire County Council); Gill Frankling (Centre Manager, Bishops Wood Centre); Prof Tim Burt (President, TCV).

 

Related information:

Ian Glover talks about the Natural Grid environmental programme.

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