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Formentera, swim to stop cystic fibrosis

Formentera, swim to stop cystic fibrosis

From Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1 and with backing from the Formentera Council, the island will host its nineteenth “Swim Round Formentera to End Cystic Fibrosis”. Over the years the event has become difficult to  ignore, stirring swimmers, experts and amateurs to come together to support sufferers of the illness. “La Volta” (the full title of the trial is Volta a Formentera nedant contra la Fibrosis Quística) is a no...

Nearly 3k of waste hauled from ecological hotspots around Formentera

Nearly 3k of waste hauled from ecological hotspots around Formentera

On January 25, 2017, a special committee charged with promoting sustainable tourism in the Balearic Islands picked the projects that will receive money from the sustainable tourism levy in 2016. One the chosen projects was a plan to employ at-risk individuals in yearly coastal cleanups at beaches, coves and other public places. Architects of the plan say they aim to protect, preserve and restore natural, rural and agrarian se...

Formentera gives €95k in student financial aid

Formentera gives €95k in student financial aid

The Formentera Council's education office reports that until June 28 applications will be accepted for assistance purchasing used text books and paying higher education and travel costs during the 2017-2018 school year. This year a total of €95,500 in student aid will be made available, to be divvied up as follows: €45,000 for textbook purchases; €12,500 for ten higher education grants of €1,250 each; and €38,000 for travel c...

Formentera unlocks €80k for sports clubs

Formentera unlocks €80k for sports clubs

The sports department of the Formentera Council has announced they have begun accepting applications for grant money as part of Esports 2018, a programme to fund local clubs and associations geared towards sport. The idea is to help associations develop and carry out seasonal activities (assistance with sign-ups and membership documentation, trainer costs, equipment, etc.) and help ensure their success by proposing mediation ...

Formentera lifeguard and rescue staff take part in training simulation

Formentera lifeguard and rescue staff take part in training simulation

This Friday, lifeguards at ses Illetes beach engaged in a simulated rescue exercise involving a swimmer faced with insufficient oxygen supply and subsequent cardiac failure. As per rescue service protocol, a crew member stationed at the lifeguard tower notified a nearby patrol craft which came to the aid of the ailing swimmer. The lifeguards transported the individual from the water to the shoreline and, switching out the pla...

Open enrolment at early-education centres

Open enrolment at early-education centres

The education department of the Formentera Council announces the publication from Friday of admission information and waiting lists for the island's two escoletes, or “nursery schools”. For the 2018-2019 academic year, which starts Monday September 17, 60 of 67 families who applied received an affirmative response. As for those households on the waiting list, four have children in the nadó, or “newborn”, age group (for babies...

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