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Ennis calls for reinstatement of outdoor provision to Killowen OEC

13 November, 2017 - by Sinéad Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has called on the Education Authority to reverse the decision to end the provision of outdoor education at Killowen Outdoor Education Centre.

The South Down MLA said:

“Killowen OEC is a vital asset to all young people and to the South Down community.

“These centres not only keep young people active, but also help with young people’s mental health.

“As an outdoor education centre it provides quality learning experiences in the outdoors for all young people and provide experiences that other centres, like youth centres, can’t provide.

"The Education Authority should be investing to enhance such a facility, not restricting its services.

“I have requested a meeting with the Education Authority and will be raising the matter with the Education Department. I hope given the severe impact of this decision they will afford local representatives the opportunity to make their case.”

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