Centre is opened

Opening of the refurbiashed Manor House Alternative Learning centre.'For teens taken out of main stream schooling'PA1140-19'Pictured with teens Alison Michalska cutting the ribbon, Donna Tacey, Sarah Taylor-Jones, Jackie Loun, Mike Furbank

Opening of the refurbiashed Manor House Alternative Learning centre.'For teens taken out of main stream schooling'PA1140-19'Pictured with teens Alison Michalska cutting the ribbon, Donna Tacey, Sarah Taylor-Jones, Jackie Loun, Mike Furbank

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A NEW centre which provides education for teens with learning disabilities has been officially opened by East Riding Council in Beeford.

The Manor House Alternative Learning Centre is the only facility of its kind run by the local authority, which refers to it as a “nurturing environment.”

It is open to 14-16-year-olds with learning difficulties or autism.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We’re trying to make it unlike a classroom environment. The children have all had bad experiences at school.

“We’re trying to make it a nice calm environment for them to learn.”

The landlord of the building, which the council is leasing for six years, paid for it to be refurbished.

The centre also offers an ITC suite, a kitchen and a meeting room.

The 15 youths who are currently registered have been asked to come up with designs for a garden.

The garden will have a polytunnel so the teens can grow their own vegetables.

Before the centre opened, the council sent youths who had been taken out of mainstream schooling to privately run homes.