On 29 and 30 July, staff are invited to attend an open day at the outdoor education charity, the Anderton Centre (10:00 – 16:30), which is based at Lower Rivington Reservoir, Chorley. There will be spaces for up to 50 staff each day, who are also welcome to bring a friend or family member. It will give staff the opportunity to see the centre for themselves and be involved in future plans as part of the collaboration with the university.
The centre, which formed a link with the university in the spring, offers high-quality and unique experiences for education establishments, community groups, voluntary and commercial organisations. It uses adventure and problem-solving activities to build confidence, increase self-esteem, develop teamwork and independence. It has been delivering residential education programmes to schools for more than 20 years and has a group of professionally qualified outdoor instructors supported by a dedicated management team.
It also works with youth organisations, corporate/commercial enterprises and is an approved activity provider.
Tom Halligan, Outreach Liaison for the Anderton Centre, said: “This is a fantastic chance for staff to see the centre for themselves and get a greater understanding of how they might be able to use the facilities to benefit them and their students. We need to plan for the future and we want staff to be involved in that and give their ideas.”
The university is the ‘sole member’ of the centre. This means the charity is now part of the University of Bolton Group, which includes Bolton College and Bolton University Technical College.
Tom also appealed for staff who have experience or qualifications in outdoor activities, such as sailing, to get in touch as there are potential opportunities for freelance work available. Anyone interested in attending the open days should email Tom at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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