It proposes extracurricular and complementary activities throughout the year to promote healthy lifestyle habits, improve academic performance and facilitate education in values
Benidorm requests a grant of about 132.00 euros to develop the project 'Activem els col•les'
Benidorm City Council has requested a grant of 131,791.94 euros from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports to develop the third edition of the 'Activem els col•les' project, which proposes extracurricular and complementary programs and activities aimed at the school population from 3 to 18 years old. In this third edition, the project has four programs from the Department of Sports, one from the Department of Education and a sixth from the Youth area.
The Councilors for Education and Sports, Maite Moreno and Mariló Cebreros, recalled that "in 2020 the City Council designed 'Activem els col•les' project to" reactivate sports, cultural and educational activities, thus compensating for the negative effects that the pandemic had had on the school population and also to compensate for possible situations of social, personal or economic inequality”. Since then, "every year the project has been reissued, adapting the activities to the reality of each moment and requesting the financial support of the Conselleria in each edition".
Moreno explained that "according to the bases of the call for aid launched by the Ministry, on this occasion all the proposed activities must be carried out in the schools themselves and, therefore, 'Activem els col•les' has adjusted to this guideline, not including activities that do not meet this requirement and promoting others that can be carried out in the facilities of schools and institutes”.
The Department of Education has included in 'Activem els col•les' the Summer Educational Support Program, which will be carried out from July 5 to August 26 and with which reinforcement classes are made available to families during the summer months for students from 1st to 6th Primary who have not obtained the expected results during the course. This program is quantified at 30,191.94 euros.
From the Department of Youth, the 'Summer Program' is proposed, with a joint budget of 13,600 euros. This program recalled the mayor Jaime Jesús Pérez, "is aimed at young people from 10 to 16 years old and every summer arouses the interest of many families in Benidorm, who see in this proposal a broad and complete educational and leisure alternative for their children, which favours the personal growth of young people who learn to value free time as a space for communication, relationship and enjoyment”.
Among the activities that will be carried out in the 'Summer Program', from July 18 to August 31, there are cultural outings, workshops, sports, games, hiking, cooking, board games, film forum, environmental activities or outings to the beach.
In this edition, the Department of Sports is the one that contributes the most programs, with four activities, two more than in the previous edition of 'Activem els col•les'. The first will include extracurricular sports activities for students from 1st to 6th grade, including games for beginners to regulated sports, adapted games, mini football, basketball, volleyball, goalball, handball, raspall, etc.
The second program is the 'Espai Obert', which aims to turn schools into a space for coexistence and community development in neighbourhoods with the greatest lack of social infrastructure through the use of school facilities, facilitating a safe place for recreational-sports leisure. This program is aimed at the population between 6 and 18 years old.
The third activity, to be carried out like the previous ones, from October 1 to May 31, is the multi-sports school games for boys and girls in the pre-youngest, youngest and youngest categories to get to know four traditional sports such as futsal, handball, volleyball and mini basketball, and also the pilota Valenciana.
Each day the students, always in mixed teams, will play two different modalities and the following day they will practice exclusively driving.
The fourth activity is the Conference on traditional and alternative sports and games, aimed at Primary school students, and to be held from June 1 to June 31 of next year in each educational centre, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The budget for these four activities is 88,000 euros. An activity, Cebreros pointed out, "in which the Department of Sports, through the municipal sports technicians, will work in coordination with each educational centre, always seeking to complement the training in sports that the students receive."
Cebreros has stressed that "with all these extracurricular and complementary activities from the City Council, the aim is to promote healthy living habits, improve academic performance, favour contact and socialization among the participants, facilitate education in values and involve the school population to participate actively in the activities that are programmed in the city”.