Prevorje stretches along the diverse, hilly Kozjansko region, in the southeast of the Šentjur municipality. It includes six villages with around 750 inhabitants altogether. The heart of Prevorje is the idyllic St. Ann’s church, with its beautiful baroque paintings. In its immediate vicinity is the Prevorje Elementary School, built in 1999, which represents the centre of village life. The school has a large multipurpose room, intended for cultural events and leisure time activities. Next to the school there is a tennis court and lawn bowling court, as well as a gym for working out and accommodation for scouts. In its vicinity there is a sports centre with football, basketball and tennis courts. Few years ago, a lawn bowling court was buit next to it. Furthermore, there is a kindergarten which offers the youngest adventurers of our camps its playing facilities, located in front of the school.
One unique facility of the school is the dome on its roof with an astronomical observatory, with an open view to the south sky. Prevorje is an ideal location for watching the stars because there is no light pollution.
Children stay in Prevorje in Kozjansko-Region in a modern gym, a multi-purpose place in the new elementary school, accompanied by counsellors. They sleep in sleeping bags on special soft pads. The accommodation includes separate showers for boys and girls.
And yet another exciting mystery: Franc Guzej, better known as an outlaw Guzaj or Robin-Hood from Kozjansko, roamed the forests of the Kozjansko region, took from the rich and gave to the poor. His interesting life story is stirring up literary ghosts. His body is buried in the St. Anna church cemetery. More about his interesting life: www.guzaj.si
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And yet this place has many more mysteries. And they are all worth discovering. A very special monument are the old Kozjansko homestead , which has a straw roof, typical hayracks of Kozjansko and also the surrounding farms, with traditional household and farm tools. The old traditions are still alive: basketry, linen needlework, crochet, and knitting.
The traditional milling industry, once vibrant at the Bistrica stream, has since died out, but the old mills can still be seen today. A growing country tourism offers horse riding in unspoilt nature, sleeping in the hay barn on farm. This is especially interesting for city children who get the opportunity to caress the animals and sleep in the fragrant hay.
Touristic programs for groups and families on Kozjansko: www.kozjansko.si.
More about Prevorje: www.prevorje.si.
More about school Prevorje: Podružnična osnovna šola Prevorje
More about outlaw Guzaj: www.guzaj.si