Through the workshops of the Educational Routes' programme organized by the Department of Tourism of the City Council, more than 1000 schoolchildren from La Zubia can learn traditional trades like esparto grass and looms, or agriculture.
This activity has been ongoing for several years. It aims to bring these occupations closer to students at the Zubienses Schools by the hand of local artisans who, for a morning, move their workshops to classrooms in the educational centers.
The La Zubia boys and girls learn how to make esparto sandals, how to make a shawl on a loom, and how to plant vegetables. They can also ask the farmers and artisans any questions they might have about their work. .
Daniel Aguilera (Councilor for Tourism of La Zubia) thanks Manuel Molina, master espadrilles maker from Zubia, for their "great involvement for years in bringing this trade closer to our boys, and that they treat them as they merit".
These workshops are part of the Department of Tourism program and take place throughout the school year. They are attended by students from Tierno Galvan and Isabel La Catolica schools, as well as those from Trevenque and Laurel de la Reina institutes.
The Youth House of La Zubia hosted an event with Isabel La Catolica primary school students on November 22. They will be learning how to use esparto grass.
Puri Lopez, the mayor of La Zubia, thanked the Department of Tourism, the artisans and farmers who participated in this initiative, "for the excellent job they do to bring these crafts closer to our schoolchildren, so they don't get lost."