With banners and shouts they ask the management that the students leave at 2.30 p.m. so as not to return in the afternoon and thus reduce the possibility of contagion of the Covid
Parents and students of the La Sagrada Familia (Maristas) school in Cartagena demanded this Friday afternoon, in the street and with banners, the implementation of the continuous day. They want to be definitively equal to the rest of the subsidized centers in the municipality, where most have only had classes in the morning for years. With split hours, only this center and Carmelitas remain.
At three o’clock in the afternoon, after class, a group of parents and students gathered in front of the main door of the center, with banners demanding that both Kindergarten and Primary and ESO students leave at 2.30 p.m. so as not to return in the afternoon. To put more pressure on the management, which is the one who must make the decision, they are collecting signatures. They have already been around 550, according to the data of the spokesman for the group of Marist fathers who is in charge of collecting the rubrics to achieve that purpose, Moisés Ros.
Most confess that it is much easier to reconcile work and family life. They believe that with the continuous schedule, the number of daily crowds at the entrances could be reduced and “reduce the risk of contagion by Covid-19, which has not yet left and is still with us,” added Ros.
They know that implementing the continuous day for this year will be difficult, but they hope to change the situation and that the next course begins with the schedule that they request. Throughout the protest, slogans such as “We want continuous” were heard. Along with them were several patrols of the National Police and the Local Police.