The Orihuela Councillor for Education, Begoña Cuartero, announced on Monday that registration for 2018 summer schools is now open in the municipality.
“Several schools will participate during the months of June, July and August, in order to facilitate the reconciliation of work and family life, “said the councillor.
The Department is offering 600 subsidised places for schoolchildren in the municipality aged between 3 and 12 years, at the facilities of CEIP Miguel Hernández, CEIP Virgen de la Puerta, CEIP Fernando de Loaces and CEIP Villar Palasí in Orihuela casco, while in the villages, provided that the minimum number for enrollment is met, they will be available in Hurchillo, La Aparecida, La Matanza, La Murada, Molins, Rincón de Bonanza, San Bartolomé and Torremendo. On the Orihuela Costa, summer schools will operate in the CEIP Playas de Orihuela and Los Dolses.
“This project also includes those children in need of Special Education children who will be enrolled in ordinary classrooms, with a monitor for every five students.
Cuartero was accompanied by Paloma Ferrer, representative of Oriverano, the company that manages the summer schools, and Casilda Navarro, assistant director of Food Science and Technology of the Higher Polytechnic School of Orihuela.
Ferrer explained that this year, in addition to providing additional education, sports and culture, “the classes will seeks above all else to provide the children with fun and ensure that they are able to engage in social relationships.” The Summer School will ensure “equality between genders, as well as the relationship and respect for the elderly.”
Registration for children from Oriolan families will cost 30 euros a fortnight, or 60 euros a month, and may be carried out through the website www.oriverano.es