Health and safety monitors will be on hand for the start of the school term in Adeje
The Adeje council departments of Education, Municipal Works and Services, under councillors María Clavijo Maza and Esther Rivero Vargas, have been outlining the plans in place to help schools welcome back pupils to the new and very different term time, which includes the use of the team who last year helped children walk safely to school, as safety monitors helping the community get used to the new measures in place.
These monitors will help younger children wash their hands and maintain safe distances. The schools and the monitors will have hand gels in place and will also be working to help children and parents understand the new rules regarding entering the school buildings.
They will be working in all the primary school centres of Armeñime, Las Torres, Los Olivos, Fañabe, Adeje Casco and Tijoco Bajo. “We are making an extra effort to make sure the ‘back to school’ experience is as easy as possible, while we also have to ask the education community to act in a safe way to guarantee the health and safety of everyone,” commented the education councillor.
The councillors also recently visited all the public infants and primary schools to oversee the renovation work that has been taking place during the summer months. The council have spent over €100,000 on upgrades and improvements, all the schools have been painted, with new signage, improvements to bathrooms for all students and staff, and repairs where needed. “The work was carried out by people who are in one of our work-training schemes for those currently unemployed alongside borough professionals,” said the councillor for municipal works, adding that the work will continue where needed throughout the year.
Members of the local gardening department have also made changes and improvements to green zones in the schools, electrical fittings have been checked and repaired too.
Primary schools begin term tomorrow, 15th September, and public secondary schools reopen on Wednesday, 16th September.