A brand new centre has been created, to provide a space for “adventure and fun” for young people across Suffolk. Stoke Ash, formerly a north Suffolk primary school which had been close nearly two years ago, has been taken on by the Guide Association. The primary school closed it’s doors in the Summer of 2014, having only had three pupils attending the premises.
Tricia Hale, Girlguiding Suffolk County Commissioner, said:
“Girlguiding Suffolk is working in partnership with Suffolk County Council to transform the former Stoke Ash Primary School into a Girlguiding residential centre giving hundreds of local girls a space to develop their confidence, try new things, make new friends and reach their full potential.”
A spokeswoman for Suffolk Council added:
“The former Stoke Ash Primary School site was passed to the Guide Association because of a number of factors. The value of the site was limited due to its location however, the Guide Association put forward a business case that demonstrated the benefits that their use of the property could bring to young people. These also matched the priorities of Suffolk County Council, as we always seek to improve our young people’s skills to give them the very best chance of fulfilling, or even exceeding, their natural potential.”