SOUTH CERNEY OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE
In March 2012 Prospects acquired South Cerney Education Centre in Gloucestershire which will benefit young people to explore the great outdoors.
Gloucestershire County Council's Cabinet have given the go-ahead for Prospect's plans to invest in improvements to the facilities and accommodation to offer a wider range of outdoor pursuits, building on our track record in delivering activities, education and training for young people, working in partnership with the County Council.
The creation of a Prospects Green Centre is also proposed, to promote environmental learning and interest in the countryside and rural crafts among pupils. The vision is for more young people to benefit from using the facility, alongside existing users, including students from Prospects Academies and young people on training schemes.
Ray Auvray, Executive Chairman, said, "We are delighted that Gloucestershire County Council has approved the deal with Prospects to secure the future of the South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre".
"Prospects plans significant investment to create a better and more widely used facility for the young people of Gloucestershire and beyond. The project builds on our existing partnership with Gloucestershire County Council, with whom we have worked for several years providing services for young people."
"In addition to the outdoor education activities, we are planning to create the first Prospects Green Centre, an environmental study centre, on the site, so that young people can gain a better understanding of ecology, the environment and the countryside", Ray concluded.
The South Cerney Centre was set up in 1971 to promote outdoor learning and provide day and residential activities for youth, school and college groups. Nationally recognised courses are offered to individuals and corporate groups, volunteers, instructors and people on work placement schemes.
Located in the Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester, the South Cerney Centre extends over 52 acres with a large lake for canoeing and sailing, surrounding woods and open space.
Find out more about the South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre.