Contrary to all the beginnings of the school year —which occur on a Monday— this Tuesday, January 10, the Summer Schools 2023 program began in the city of Durazno, in Sarandí del Yí and throughout the country.
In the general context, more than 10,000 children during 30 days —between January and February— will attend the classrooms to receive a proposal focused on improving learning in a playful setting, promoting socialization through physical and recreational activities.
The entry of the boys and girls of the city was registered around 8:30 am, at which time breakfast is served. School hours by the teaching staff extend until 1:30 p.m., after lunch.
At School no.
“Summer projects are born from a group of teachers getting together and presenting it by school, which may be possible Summer School venues.
At School No. 75 we present ourselves with a recreation project, learning also because we cannot forget that the function is that. The areas that are worked on are Language, Mathematics and Recreation in the Educational Summer. Then we have a cap of 75 children per team. We entered at 8:30 a.m. and left at 1:30 p.m. When the boys arrive, they have breakfast and then we begin the recreational activities until 12:30, when the topic of hygiene begins,” said the teacher.
emphasis on care
In addition to emphasizing personal hygiene and cleanliness, talks by dentists and skin cancer specialists have been planned. “We also got a veterinarian to give us a talk about caring for domestic animals and everything that entails, why have a pet, when I have one, what should I do, what things do I have to take care of, so that children are aware of everything that must be done.
We want the Summer School to teach something that remains and lasts in their lives. Then we depend on the Departmental Inspection of Primary and in this framework we get the support of the Durazno Country Club, and we will be able to go to its free and supervised pool, that is paid but with a very significant discount, just as if it were a vacation camp ” , added the teacher Gasañol, in charge of one of the schools that presents the summer program in the department of Durazno.
In all Uruguay
The initiative, developed by the General Directorate of Initial and Primary Education (DGEIP) of the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), will serve more than 10,000 schoolchildren in more than 150 schools throughout the country between the months of January and February. The proposal focuses on improving learning in a playful setting and promoting socialization through physical and recreational activities.
The general director of Initial and Primary Education, Graciela Fabeyro, explained that the proposal is aimed at children whose attendance has been intermittent during the school year, as well as those who have detected difficulties in learning, in bonds or in the plane socioemotional. Likewise, she highlighted the importance of the program, which, in addition to educational activities, will include walks and aquatic recreation. The hierarch maintained that it will be an “innovative experience” for children.
The intention, according to Fabeyro, is for students to have access to a different experience from that of the “classic school year” and all learning is approached from the playful dimension, in a different environment of socialization.
The program will conclude on February 10 and will be carried out in 158 schools throughout the country.
Some 700 people will work in the program, including teachers, professors, and canteen and cleaning staff.
“Food is controlled by nutritionists like all year round, Primary School specialists who are in charge of controlling us so that we provide the right food, with the right nutritional values,” concluded the director of School No. 75, one of the schools that will maintain their educational vigor even in the summer months.
Summer Schools began and “at School 75 we focus on recreation and learning”, stressed the director Mercedes Gasañol