The questions in summer for every parent are, “what to do with the children?” and ,”just how do you keep them amused?” The problems are worse for those families where both parents are at work during the daytime. There is only so much help that relatives and neighbours can offer.
Bigastro has the answer to this problem in the form of two summer schools; the Summer School Città Slow and the 1st Summer Sports School.
The Città Slow school, for children aged between 4 and 8, will take place in the Observatorio Internacional de Huertas Mediterráneas and the Polideportivo Municipal. A variety of activities is planned for the participants ranging from art and music to traditional games and sports.
The Sports School, for children aged between 8 and 12 will take place at the Colegio San José de Calasanz and the Polideportivo Municipal. There, the children will practise their skills in soccer, basketball, handball and swimming.
The parents of the children who join either school can take comfort in the knowledge that their offspring will be safe, fully occupied and will have staved of boredom during the long summer break.
In the meantime, our eldest daughter is in the process of recruiting university students to help with the Summer Schools in Wolverhampton. There, it will be the children from deprived homes who will benefit from the range of activities that the Council is planning for them.