About 250 students of 3rd grade of Las Torres de Cotillas Elementary are participating in the workshops 'Barre barriers', an initiative launched by the Department of Social Services to raise awareness about functional diversity in education.
"This proposal was chosen in the process of participatory budgeting and has two main objectives: the understanding of the barriers that people with functional diversity must overcome to carry out their daily lives and make visible the achievements of people with functional diversity, such as actors, musicians, athletes ... ", explains Mayor Torreño, Joaquín Vela Fernández.
It is therefore intended to modify the possible negative ideas of students about functional diversity and teach how to value differences.
To capture the attention and arouse the surprise, as well as to have the game and experience, the workshops propose a set of brooms that symbolically connect with the name and objective of this proposal.
The schools 'Vista Alegre', 'Divino Maestro', 'MaestroJoaquín Cantero', 'Maestro Jesús Ferrer', 'San José', 'Valentín Buendía', 'Monteazahar' and 'Susarte'.
"They are participatory and collaborative experiential workshops, which work on the basis of the principles of diversity and equality," explains Councilwoman María del Mar Ruiz Rosillo, who attended one of these proposals.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Las Torres de Cotillas