Hundreds of thousands spent on revamped centre

Cllr Robin Brown re-opening the centre with Phoebe Duncan
Cllr Robin Brown re-opening the centre with Phoebe Duncan

The Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre has re-opened after a major refurbishment to modernise facilities which cost around £360,000.

The centre welcomes around 3,000 children and young people every year who go 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 last month, 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.”

Visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/outdoorlearning to find out more.