WORK has begun on the School Farm at La Nucia’s Environmental Education Centre (CEM) in El Captivador.
The school, which will be located on a 1,612-metre plot should be ready by the end of July. It will be purpose-built to provide visitors and especially children with the chance to visit animals and to be introduced to them at close quarters although the underlying aim is to educate and raise awareness.
Sixty-five per cent of the €118,000 cost has been met by the Alicante Provincial Council and the reminder by La Nucia Town Hall. Like all the buildings at the CEM, the farm building will be bioclimatic, taking into account the local climate and environmental conditions and balancing design with weather conditions.
But above all the School Farm sets out to encourage conservation and sustainable development while reintroducing present-day society to the customs and way of life of previous generations.