MORE than 400,000 students started the new school year in primary schools across the Valencia region, 0.85 per cent less than in the previous year.
By provinces, Alicante had 158,034 pupils start in either public or private schools.
Torrevieja marked the start of the term with the opening of the new CP Acequion. Mayor Eduardo Dolon was joined by Councillor for Education Rosario Martinez Chazarra in welcoming students at the new school. They then moved on to CP Inmaculada which has received an investment of almost €22,000 to paint the school and create new access ramps and an improved patio area for the infants.
A total of 6,271 students of infant and primary age are enrolled in the city’s 14 schools, with the average class size being 25, below the average of 30 stipulated by the Ministry of Education.
It was a different story in Rojales though as around 50 per cent of students at the Principe España did not attend classes on the first day in protest at the state of the school