In the press conference of the head of Education referred to the active participation of Cieza in both the Network of Educating Cities and the coordinated work of municipal areas, educational centers and entities to make education a priority.
The Councilor for Education, Manuela Fernández, has presented the news and performances for the next academic year 2017/18 "with the purpose of making Cieza a school for citizens in which there is a learning of all and for all, crossing walls in order to extend the formative and socializing function to the city, to subjects who are not necessarily children, but also adults. "
In order to achieve the objectives, this municipal area works with two projects as tools and work strategies that, in their opinion, "allow a range of possibilities very important to be able to carry out all the actions planned, both interrelate, share common objectives and develop We are talking about Red Infancia Cieza and Network of Educational Centers ".
Fernández has stressed the importance of the actions carried out by the Department of Education in educational matters can be concretized in three major blocks: childhood and school, civic education and education and interdepartmental training (learning in the city).
Thus, in the first block, "there is an important number of projects that aim to favor children and adolescents in all aspects such as education, family, participation, health or leisure."
In addition, it emphasized the participation of a "significant" number of municipal departments, associations and organizations in the elaboration of a programming with which "it is intended to complement the knowledge that is given in the educational centers.These are activities in which, in a playful way, offers students the possibility of approaching fields of knowledge as diverse as education in values, the heritage of the city or the business fabric of it.
It has also emphasized extracurricular activities for children between the ages of 10 and 16, the provision of schools in non-academic periods to associations, the book bank, participation of children and youth through the Municipal Council for Children and Adolescents and coordination with other agencies and / or entities related to children.
In this last aspect, he remembered that Cieza is a municipality committed to childhood and adolescence and has the title of Childhood Friendly City, recognized as such by Unicef.
She is currently an ambassador for children by the Independent Council for Child Protection.
News related to prevention of bullying
In his intervention has shown that the prevention of bullying will count on the involvement of Red Childhood Cieza, University of Murcia and Guardia Civil.
"There will be workshops with parents, teachers and students and there will be talks aimed at Primary and Secondary students." On the other hand, cybercrime specialists from the Guardia Civil will give first hand information to families and teachers, but the project has more pretensions broad, since it is wanted to work in a same line of prevention and action for all the educational centers of the municipality ".
In this regard, he explained that it is planned to take as a model the project of the Juan Ramón Jiménez School because it considers that "has given good results".
In his opinion, "it would be a question of improving and adapting it to the entire educational community, and for this it is necessary to have the active participation of a representative of each of the centers." It is intended to design a comprehensive model as an educational strategy for school life, designed as a practical measure against violence and harassment, and as a tool against demotivation and failure, not only curricular, but also personal and social. "
Fernández has announced the implementation of a service for the 2017/18 course for the attention of complaints or complaints of minors who "are or are aware of situations of bullying." This service is an application for the mobile that offers the possibility that the minor harassed or a spectator or knower of this situation can inform of it, while serving as a place of listening and guidance, as well as giving a quick, private and confidential response to minors.
Regarding the prevention of absenteeism and dropping out of school, Red Infancia Cieza will focus attention on this problem, establishing protocols for action.
The planned activities will be aimed at prevention, as well as monitoring, control and intervention, and coordination and training.
In the words of the Councilor for Education, "the classroom will be replaced with expulsion and a computer system will be set up by which the educational center can immediately notify the social agents involved so that they have knowledge of the lack of class an absentee student. "
Creating a new culture of good treatment of children
On the other hand, Fernández states that "this is the course in which Cieza will be part of the pedagogical and social project that aims to create a new culture of good treatment of children."
Thus, he recalled, the appointment of Cieza as an Ambassador City of Children 2017 by the independent Council on Child Protection, which "will enable the arrival of the Children's Tour to Cieza on October 19, International Congress on Participation, Social Policies and Protection of Children ".
In the meeting on October 19, where the social policy forums for children and the caravan of good treatment of children will take place, the municipality of Cieza has been chosen as a meeting place "for its involvement and commitment to children It is important to remember that the Department of Education actively participates with Unicef â€‹â€‹in all projects and experiences that are carried out and in which the City Hall feels identified with its childhood policies. "
Betting on civic education and interdepartmental training
On the other hand, Manuela Fernández has explained the section dedicated to civic education, "one that prepares people to be responsible, capable and self-sufficient citizens, ready to take an active part in democratic government."
Thus, for example, the awareness campaign 'Cieza es tu casa, cares for it' will be developed.
Finally, the Department of Education will facilitate learning to citizens through a training offer that will be supported at the Permanent Headquarters of the University of Murcia.
"The university extension aims to bring knowledge to any segment of the population."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza