€100,000 education boost in Arroyo de la Miel

€100,000 education boost
EDUCATION: Given the space it needs in Arroyo de la Miel´s Photo credit: Pexels

WORKS to improve Arroyo de la Miel’s IES Cerros del Viento school have now finished.

The town’s Mayor, Victor Navas, visited the school alongside Patricia Alba, a delegate from the Ministry for Education.  Mayor Navas explained, “the Board has made an important investment effort in improving our educational infrastructure, as demonstrated by the nearly €100,000 invested last summer, and a future investment of €1 million in IES Arroyo de la Miel.”

Councillor Alba added, “thanks to last summer’s investment, IES Cerros del Viento has a new classroom designed for the Baccalaureate of Arts.”

The works, which were funded by the Ministry of Education, were completed over the summer holiday, increasing the school’s size and capacity.  A space measuring 90 square metrespreviously used as a reception space was converted to create a classroom.  An outside space measuring 150 square metres was also converted to be used as a classroom.

Patricia Alba explained, “these two improvements are part of the more than 50 projects in terms of school infrastructure undertaken by the Ministry of Education in recent months and have meant an investment of more than €10 million.”

At the IES Benalmadena space has also been remodelled to include two new classrooms, benefitting around 1,500 students. Both schools are bilingual and IES Cerro del Vientooffers a Bachelor of Science, as well as one in Humanities and Social Sciences and Arts and vocational training. Alba praised the effort made by the council “in maintaining, conserving and monitoring its educational spaces.”

Mayor Navas explained investment from the Ministry for Education last year allowed Benaldadema Council to open specialist school, the Poeta Salvador Rueda school.

He concluded, “taking advantage of this visit, we have again told the delegate about the urgent need for a new institute in Benalmadena. The Town Hall continues to work to buy the plot in Retamar to make it available for the Board and create a new school, which we hope will be a reality in the academic year 2019/2020.”

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