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Blencathra Centre Nominated In British Youth Travel Awards

The Blencathra Centre in Threlkeld near Keswick has been nominated in the British Youth Travel Awards.

The centre has been shortlisted alongside Oxford Royale Academy and World Nomads Travel Scholarships for Best Educational Project. 

Every year the Centre welcomes 9,000 students to the site on biology, geography and geology trips, as well as people on learning holidays. 

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on Thursday 7th December.

Tim Foster, Head of FSC Blencathra Centre says: “British Youth Travel Awards finalists exemplify outstanding talent and distinguished businesses that make up this vibrant sector. Our visitors come from all over the UK, and for many it is their first trip to the Lake District.  

"During their courses, students encounter our approach to ‘green tourism’. It is a unique educational product, enriched through an awareness of the special relationship between people and the environment. 

"We are really pleased to be a finalist in the Best Educational Product category and are looking forward to the awards ceremony in London on the 7th December.” 
 
The nomination come shortly after was awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark and the coveted Centre of Excellence Status by The Geographical Association.
 
To find out more about the course available at FSC Blencathra click here.  

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