Gearing up for 2020 season, Consell launches call for 22 summer school counsellors

The Consell de Formentera reports that this week, with efforts under way to launch the island’s 2020 summer school programme, a call is going out for 22 day-camp counsellors, with a Sunday 31 May deadline on applications. Work is tentatively expected to start 8 June and continue between two and a half and three months. Interested parties can sign up and get complete information about the offer on the human resources section of the Consell’s website or by clicking on the job offers link here.

Vanessa Parellada, chief of the island’s Department of Youth signalled 1 July as a likely date that children ages 3 to 12 could begin the summer school programme, telling parents to expect the usual dates to apply. “Emergency orders currently prevent leisure activities like those provided at a summer school”, said Parellada, “but we want to be ready so that the moment the restriction is loosened we can put forward an activities programme offering young people top-notch recreational options this summer. After these months of confinement, they surely need it more now than ever.”

The consellera described the summer school programme as a source of help for many parents who have been called on to return to work, and made assurances that the Escola d’Estiu would be reopened under lock-step compliance with hygiene and health protocol. For weeks the Formentera Department of Youth, or Àrea de Joventut, has been working with the Balearic government and other regional island councils to draft a health protocol and safety measures that must be tuned to orders from the Spanish health ministry. In the days ahead families can begin the process of enrolment and will receive details about the activities and safety measures observed as part of the Escola d’Estiu.

26 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera