Free day out is a hit with Morpeth teenagers

May 2012

Teenagers from Collingwood School in Morpeth paid their first visit to the Alan Shearer Activity Centre this week – a trip made entirely possible thanks to the free facilities.

The ten 13 year olds spent one and a half hours in the Centre playing in the giant ball pool, the music room and spending a lot of time in the specially adapted play park. They enjoyed it so much that they even took some membership forms back to school to invite their friends along too.

Centre Manager Maxine Pearson said: "We're always delighted to welcome new members to the Centre; special schools in particularly are finding us a godsend because they often don't have the funding for a few hours out like this and they tell us that they are able to do this purely because we offer our facilities free of charge."

Collingwood School has become one of a number of special schools and colleges across the region who regularly make use of the Centre's free facilities and the benefits it offers to their students.

To find out more about the Activity Centre including how your school can use the Centre visit www.alansheareractivitycentre.org.uk or call Centre Manager Maxine Pearson on 0191 267 8118.

Teenagers from Collingwood School enjoying the ball pool