Saturday, June 19, 2010

Facing the issues head on

Our impression is that the young people of Bigastro generally seem to be well behaved. Certainly we have never seen hordes of drunken youths in the bars and the streets like you do in many places in England at weekends.

That is not to say there isn’t a problem though. Particularly in the summer months,  young people flock up to La Pedrera for “large bottle” parties and we have seen people dealing in drugs outside the old primary school building. So there is a problem in the making.

Thankfully, this isn’t a situation that the town council are prepared to ignore so they have started a campaign in connection with ONG to try and nip it in the bud.

In particular, the council are targeting the 2nd and 4th grade pupils at the Miguel Hernández secondary school who have already had talks on the themes given by experts in the field.

In addition, parents have been offered advice and recommendations because the council believe that this is an area where both children and parents need more information.

The work with these young citizens will continue throughout the year so that hopefully, armed with all the facts, they will make the right choices.

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