Northamptonshire County Council’s Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre has re-opened after a major refurbishment to modernise its facilities.
The centre, based in the village of Everdon near Daventry, welcomes around 3,000 children and young people every year who come to the rural learning centre for day and residential trips.
Groups can benefit from the surrounding countryside to learn about geography, science and environmental studies, as well as taking part in outdoor activities such as orienteering, cross country navigation and group development exercises.
Opened in 1974, Everdon has now undergone a refurbishment, including extension of the washroom facilities and kitchen, and the addition of a staff room.
Local residents and children who have previously enjoyed a visit to Everdon were invited to look around the centre on February 28th, when Cllr Robin Brown, county council cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, officially re-opened the building.
Cllr Brown said: “The improvement works have been carried out in order to modernise the facilities at Everdon and ensure it is well-equipped and fit for purpose.
“The refurbishment enables us to safeguard the future of this fantastic facility for the benefit of pupils from Northamptonshire and beyond and I was delighted to be invited to cut the ribbon at the official re-opening.
“I hope local people will take the time to visit Everdon and explore what the centre has to offer.”
The project cost around £360,000 and similar improvement works are now taking place at the county council’s outdoor learning centre in Grendon.
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For more information about Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/outdoorlearning.