Benidorm forks out for summer school

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BENIDORM City Council under the leadership of new Mayor Toni Pérez has confirmed that a total of €78,821.75 has been allocated to summer activities for children. The programme has already commenced and will continue throughout the summer right up until August 28 for children in the municipality aged three to 14 years.
A total of €33,350 has come from the Department of Social Welfare that would have been an allocation for school meals. The local government in Benidorm opted for a more inclusive option to ensure that children without means benefit from all round activities as well as receiving a nutritious daily menu.
The schools Ausiàs March and Vasco Nunez de Balboa in the city will provide activities from 9am until 3pm each day with a programme crammed full of proactive and constructive sessions that include educational tasks as well as fun games and sports. The curriculum this year offers workshops in drama as well as gymkhanas, competitions and day tours. And new this year is a dance master class, outdoor games on the beach, artistic expression in English and a host of other interesting learning opportunities.
Pérez said: “The purpose of such grants is to encourage the integration of children who are in disadvantaged situations, giving them access to the same resources available within the municipality that are afforded to any other child.”
Spain’s summer school programme has developed into an invaluable service for children and for parents who continue working throughout the summer.


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