COVENTRY’S Lord Mayor paid a visit to Dol-y-Moch last week to formally mark the centre’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Accompanied by a group of city councillors, friends of the centre and invited guests, Coun Lindsley Harvard, Lord Mayor of Coventry, witnessed first hand the facilities available, met the centre’s staff and unveiled plans for taking the education service forward in the future.
Used by schools across Coventry as educational trips, Plas Dol-y-Moch – based in Wales – already has a new dining room to enable the centre to increase its capacity for 60 Coventry pupils and their accompanying staff.
The visit was part of the ongoing anniversary programme to encourage those who love and value the centre to play a part in raising funds to maintain the venue for future generations of Coventry children and their families.
Coun Lindsley Harvard, said: “It was wonderful to take the opportunity to visit Dol-y-Moch and see for myself the fantastic facilities, dedication and love the staff have for the facility.
“The clear message that came across to me was the measurable difference the centre can make to children’s lives in terms of personal development, teamwork and building relationships.
“I wish the 50th anniversary celebrations all the success going forward.”
Alistair Cook, Head of the Outdoor Education Service at Coventry City Council added: “We have aspirational plans to develop the centre and expand our offer to Coventry schools.
“Our feedback from users tells us that we provide a service that they need and want for their pupils.
“Our aim is to respond positively to this need to ensure that no child is left behind academically, or physically.”