The Mare Nostrum School has celebrated with music and theater the inauguration of its renovated library, which has been coincided with the International Library Day, on 24 October.
The Councilor for Culture, David Martinez, has accompanied the teachers and students of the center on this date
Pupils and teaching staff have gathered in the courtyard, in front of the entrance of the library, decorated for the occasion.
There they have enjoyed a play in which different characters of story interacted with the children.
Little Red Riding Hood had stopped seeing the wolf because his mother had given him a cell phone, the Jack in Boots was worried about the death of the characters in the stories if their stories were not read, while Hansel was looking for Gretel.
The event has concluded with a concert before opening the library for the enjoyment of the students.
Since last year has been working on the changes of this space "so that it is in the best possible way and that this center has a library in the best conditions for the students of the center," explained the councilman.
The City of Cartagena has collaborated by installing a linoleum floor and painting the library, in a project involving the entire school, both the AMPA, collaborating economically, as the team of teachers.
The library had not been renovated for decades.
The director of the center, Serafin Tomas, has indicated that the library, besides being old, was very large, had too many books and was unattractive for the students.
A more open and colorful space has been created, a selection of books has been made and furniture and materials have been renovated.
"The goal is for children to love their library, and they want to come," concluded the director.
"It is very important that our centers have a library, and that they have a library in good condition.
Not all the centers of Cartagena have it, because of lack of space, although it should have by law "said Martinez, who has emphasized that from the Department of Culture this demand is made insistently to the Ministry of Education, which is the competent authority in this area.
"We hope that all (schools) can have a library in conditions such as CEIP Mare Nostrum".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena