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Bring classroom learning to life, improve your geographical skills and knowledge and prepare for university by taking part our fieldwork Summer School.

Fieldwork Summer School:

Each summer, the Learning and Leading programme holds a fully funded, residential  fieldwork summer school for geography students at the end of their first year of AS studies (or equivalent). Taking place in a different field centre each year, the summer school is run by very experienced geography tutors and is tailored to supplement the national curriculum and introduce students to new and exciting ways of studying geography. The summer school is aimed at students who, through challenging circumstances or lack of opportunity, have not been able to benefit from such experiences before.

Locations and timings:

The 2015 Summer School will take place at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre nr Keswick in the Lake District from Monday 24th - Friday 28th August 2015.

All accommodation, meals, and transport to and from the centre (usually by train) as well as local transport during the Summer School (by centre-owned minibuses) is covered by the programme.

Course Outcomes:

The Summer School itinerary comprises full days of outdoor fieldwork in a variety of environments designed to introduce students to new facets of fieldwork and outdoor learning. In the evenings, time is factored in for social activities, interactive learning and 'leisure' time.

As a result of the Summer School students can expect to:

  • Improve geographical skills, knowledge and understanding, see real-life case studies and try different fieldwork techniques.  
  • Prepare for and find out more about studying geography at university.
  • Build confidence, independence, initiative, teamwork and leadership skills.

See slideshows from  to get an idea of what students have done in the past. A programme of the complete course itinerary is available to download below.


The deadline for applying for the August 2015 Summer School is 5pm on Friday 22nd May 2015

To apply, please see the downloadable forms below. Students must read the Guidance Notes then complete a Student Application Form. Each application must also be accompanied by a Nomination Form, completed and signed by the applicant's geography teacher. Applications must be emailed to Charlie Eustace, the Learning and Leading Project Coordinator on landl@rgs.org by 5pm on 22nd May 2015. The deadline will be strictly observed.

For any questions, please contact Charlie Eustace on landl@rgs.org or phone on 0207 591 3180.

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