Stoke-on-Trent's favourite Outdoor Education Centre is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. Back in 1967 the Stoke-on-Trent City Council paid £25,000 for a 65-acre farm with the aim of transforming it into an outdoor activity centre for children. Over the years the centre has facilitated adventure experiences for thousands of children and adults. And the centre continues to be an ongoing success with views to increasing the accommodation space in the future from the current 70 beds.
Paul Gerrard, strategic manager for Learning Services at the City Council, says hundreds of children from around the Potteries enjoy the benefit of trips to the facility. He added: “It is still very much appreciated by the city's schools and by a number of other organisations."