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YMCA Fairthorne Manor on ITV News Meridian

Outdoor education residential centres have now been unable to welcome overnight trips from schools and groups for over 7 months. As a consequence, over 5,000 children have missed the chance to make Fairthorne memories to last a lifetime. The latest lockdown will inevitably delay a firm decision on a return, but in the meantime the outdoor industry needs a clear roadmap for the return of school trips and financial support to ensure that centres survive and children can enjoy the benefits of the outdoors. Last week Fairthorne was in the news highlighting these issues – footage courtesy of ITV News Meridian