Venture Centre director says there should be 'focus' on outdoor activities
The Isle of Man government is sending a 'negative message' by closing Ardwhallan.
The outdoor education centre is currently closed as a review is carried out into its future.
All activities and bookings there have now been stopped.
Simon Read is the manager of the Venture Centre, in Maughold, and says the value of being outdoors shouldn't be underestimated:
Brother's Kaydan and Ashton spent their afternoon at the Venture Centre yesterday - they spoke to Manx Radio's Alex Wotton:
A local teacher says Ardwhallan is the sort of facility that brings the best out of young people.
Deborah Evans from Ballakermeen High School says she's seen first hand the benefits it has had on student's mental and emotional wellbeing: