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Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre reopens and new award is launched

by Laura Johnston

To celebrate Knowsley Youth Mututal’s Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre (KOEC) being refurbished, close partners and supporters of the centre were invited to an event for its official reopening.

Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre offers fun outdoor activities for its visitors including canoeing, raft building, archery, orienteering and power boating. The activities give visitors the chance to find out what they’re capable of, push boundaries and improve their confidence. The centre is situated on the private Knowsley Park Estate in Prescot which is near a large lake and is close to wildlife, making it an ideal location for all of the outdoor activities and fun that can be experienced.

The reopening event saw the Lord Derby Award being introduced which ‘The Right Honourable The Earl of Derby DL’ had the honour of launching. The Lord Derby Award is aimed at young people aged nine to 13, and is made up of four levels (pink, blue, purple and yellow) with four different categories:

  • Skill – to encourage visitors to learn something new
  • Physical – to encourage visitors to get involved
  • Adventurous activities – to encourage visitors to try something different
  • Community – to encourage visitors to do something to help others

To find out how you can give the activities at KOEC a go and discover what you’re capable of or to find out information about getting involved with the Lord Derby Award, visit the centre’s website.