One week to save school

Stuart Boothman, of the Hornsea Support Group, handing over a business plan to Wakefield Council.

Stuart Boothman, of the Hornsea Support Group, handing over a business plan to Wakefield Council.

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PEOPLE have got until next Friday to reopen a cherished seaside school.

The Hornsea Support Group is determined to keep Hornsea Outdoor Residential Centre running as an education centre and school trip location for Wakefield children.

But they need businesses and individuals to chip in so that they can buy the site, which was put on the market by Wakefield Council in the spring.

And the deadline for submissions is Friday, July 27.

Stuart Boothman, secretary of the Hornsea Support Group, said: “Schools are really missing the centre at Hornsea – we have heard of schools who have not been able to take their children on residential experiences since the centre closed because they simply cannot afford the private centre costs.

“This really is the last chance to redevelop these essential educational opportunities and we want everyone to spread the message through their networks of family and friends.”

The council announced last year that it could not afford costs needed to modernise the centre and that it would have to close.

It opened in 1937 as a place to take Wakefield schoolchildren on trips.

To help with donations, visit www.hornsearesidentialcentreltd.co.uk