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Field studies centre to open at 2012 Olympic park

PUBLISHED: 18:06 19 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:02 05 October 2010

A FIELD studies centre giving young people the chance to learn about the environment and develop team building skills will open on the Olympic Park after the games finish it was announced today. The Field Studies Council and the Olympic Legacy Company h

A FIELD studies centre giving young people the chance to learn about the environment and develop team building skills will open on the Olympic Park after the games finish it was announced today.

The Field Studies Council and the Olympic Legacy Company have agreed a deal for the 150 bed residential centre at the 2012 Olympic park in east London.

Margaret Ford, the chairwoman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company said: "The Olympic park has got to have lots of firsts in the country. It's got to be a stand out, knock out place."

Tim Burt, chairman of the Field Studies Council added: "The centre will be a blueprint for sustainable living. I don't believe there's such a centre for sustainable living anywhere in London."

George Green's pupil Abthahee Kamaly said he thought the centre would have a big impact on young Londoners.

He joined 27 students from the Isle of Dogs school on a four day residential course at an FSC centre near Box Hill in Surrey.

Pupils learnt about conservation and wildlife and joined in a Leap of Faith to help build their confidence.

Thirteen-year-old Abthahee said: "It was brilliant to see the countryside. People grew in self confidence so much from the team building we did.

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