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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
FSC Preston Montford has been an outdoor classroom since 1957 and is a Field Studies Council centre. We deliver curriculum related outdoor education by the experts; from pre-school to Masters level; for infants, school students, undergraduates and enquiring adults with an interest in the natural world. Courses for schools and individuals. A venue for others to use; with bed space for 130, catering facilities and 7 fully equipped teaching and meeting spaces.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reading and Raising!

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light - Vera Nazarian

Books - layers and layers of ink covered paper, glued or sewn together along one edge, bound by covers. Enjoyed, read and re-read or forgotten and dust covered. Here at FSC Preston Montford we are fortunate to have a library that is used frequently and well looked after. Particularly in recent months, as Suki (a former staff member) has kindly dedicated much of her time to smartening our shelves up. Thinning out books that are no longer of use to the centre and ordering the remaining volumes into the Dewey Decimal system. It is now as easy as ABC, or should that be 1.2.3, to find a book on a particular topic. So satisfying!

However, we now found ourselves having to contend with a library floor covered with culled books. Not an organisation to happily waste anything, we arranged them into boxes and displayed them at several course events. Hoping that they would be reused and reloved, whilst also raising some money for the FSC Kids Fund. I am pleased to say that through our guests' and visitors' generosity we raised approximately £160!

The FSC Kids Fund provides financial support for groups of disadvantaged young people who would like to visit one of our centres for a Field Studies Council experience. Thank you to everyone who found a book that they wanted to read and donated. You have helped to open a door for a young person so that they may grow and gain environmental knowledge by experiencing the outdoors first-hand.

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