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A May full of activities at Casal de Joves

foto 2022v sant jordiThe Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to announce the activities programme at the local youth drop-in centre, the Casal de Joves, this May. Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, hailed the month's "extensive programme of activities designed and organised for young people. We hope that local youth will enjoy them and that this programme will offer healthy and educational options for leisure time".

The programme starts Wednesday 4 May with a film for young people. Another film will be screened on Wednesday 18 May. On Friday 6 May, youth are invited to one of the star proposals: a cooking workshop where participants can share recipes and creations, particularly healthy ones.

On Saturday 7 May, participants in a team game of tug-of-war will learn about the importance of combining forces when working as a team. On Wednesday 11 May, there will be a gymkhana, an activity in which the most important thing is to play and laugh. The games continue on Friday the 13th, when el cuarto oscuro returns, back by popular demand.

On Saturday 14 May, a pairs' table football tournament will be held, with the winners receiving a pizza as a prize. On Friday 20 May, Casal youth will learn about group dynamics. Another of the month's star proposals is on Saturday, 21 May, with a trip to Eivissa and Sant Antoni Karts. Youth must register for the excursion in advance and space is limited.

To close out the programme on Wednesday 25 May, youth at the Casal will play Kahoot, an interactive game accessible to everyone. On Friday 27 May, there will be a workshop on creative bracelets and on Saturday 28 May, a game of experimentation with textile vinyl.

The Formentera Casal de Joves is open from Tuesday to Saturday 4.00pm to 10.00pm and the contact details are as follows:

Tel. 971 32 34 93 / 607 14 28 46.
e-mail: casal@conselldeformentera.cat
Instagram: @casalformentera


2 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Travelling bouncy castles so Formentera kids can enjoy Easter on the island

The Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to report that 20-23 April Formentera towns will welcome, in the words of Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, "a circuit of travelling bouncy castles offering an Easter holiday leisure activity for the children of Formentera".

This activity will be free of charge and is for children ages three to twelve. Three activity leaders will oversee entry to the castles by age and turns. Four bouncy castles of different sizes and suitable for different ages will go up each day.

Features

The youngest islanders will have a three metre by three metre colourful castle to jump in. Another castle decorated with Spiderman motifs has a jumping area and slide, and measures five metres by four metres. The Mickey Mouse-themed Texas also features a central jumping track, two slides and measures 6.5m x 4.7m. Finally, older children can play in a 7m x 6m castle with a jumping area and two slides that are even higher than the others. This castle is decorated with cartoon themes such as Masha, Doraemon, SpongeBob and Angry Birds.

Itinerary

Wednesday 20 April, CEIP Mestre Lluís Andreu, Sant Francesc
Thursday 21 April, Plaça de les Illes Pitiüses, La Savina
Friday 22 April, CEIP el Pilar, La Mola
Saturday 23 April, Espai Cultural, Sant Ferran

Schedule

11.00am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.00pm


13 April 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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This April, Sant Jordi and Beni Trutmann photo contest turn up on the Casal de Joves activities calendar

foto 2022iv casal de joves BThe Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to announce the programme offered by the team of the island's youth drop-in centre this April. "It's all about entertainment and support for young people, and activities related to the Beni Trutmann photography contest are particularly stand-out features of this month's programme", said Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, who pointed out that the end of the month wound find local youth joining traditional Sant Jordi celebrations, too.

Last Friday, 1 April, youth at the Casal slipped off their shoes and held a Twister championship. Activities continued over the weekend, with the centre holding a spin art workshop to practise colour creation and creativity on Saturday 2 April.

This Thursday 7 April, there will be an idea-sharing workshop where participants will hold a debate on topics of their choosing. The aim is to create a participatory space for dialogue and sharing. And, rekindling a pastime for all ages, on Friday 8 April there will be children's games! On Saturday 9 April, there will be a brainstorming session to find the best photographs of the island and encourage young people to participate in the 2022 Beni Trutmann photo contest. The deadline to compete is Tuesday 12 April, and the Casal will help participating youth to send their snapshots. On Saturday 16 April, there will be another afternoon of games where a space will be created for group play and sharing. A cooking workshop will take place on Friday 22 April.

Sant Jordi

On Saturday 23 April, Sant Jordi festivities will also be at the Casal de Joves, where youth will discuss books and a Sant Jordi decoration workshop will be held. Young people who take to social media to share how they celebrate Sant Jordi will be entered in a contest.

An origami workshop will be held on Friday 29 April. On Saturday 30 April, volunteer and professional yoga instructor Eva Oller will lead participants in a yoga workshop.

The Casal de Joves normally opens Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm.


6 April 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Casal de Joves joins in the celebration of International Women's Day

The Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to announce the activities scheduled at the Casal de Joves for this March. In the first week of March comes the two-day International Women's Day workshop on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March. In an interactive game involving paints, cardboard and photos, young people will reflect on the situation of women today and throughout history. On Tuesday 8 March, a special activity will be held at the Casal de Joves to commemorate International Women's Day.

Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, highlighted the Casal's work awareness-building efforts to make sure that youth enjoy these celebrations and develop critical thinking. The International Women's Day programme also includes films and documentaries like The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc and Las que faltaban. "These screenings underline the role of women and the importance of equal rights", said Parellada.

Other activities:

Saturday 12 March. After the success of last month's camera obscura, organisers propose a new classic: Un, dos, tres, pica pared.

Wednesday 16 March. Acrobatics workshop. Remember to wear comfortable clothes.

Friday 18 March. Decorating T-shirts with vinyl and textile paint. Participants must bring a T-shirt; everything else to be provided by the Casal.

Saturday 19 March. Jump rope activity.

Wednesday 23 March. The return of karaoke. Pick your favourite songs and leave embarrassment at the door.

Friday 25 March. Cooking workshop: healthy snacks. Preparing creative snack recipes.

Saturday 26 March. Bike ride and barbecue in Can Marroig to ring in the spring.

All activities will be carried out in compliance with health and safety measures.

The Casal de Joves is a space dedicated to the children and youth of Formentera. Every month, leisure activities are proposed for children and young people between the ages of 10 and 26. The Casal opens Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm.


3 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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New protocol to spot and report cases of child abuse in extracurricular programmes

The Formentera Office of Youth report that yesterday's issue of the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (Butlletí Oficial de les Illes Balears, BOIB) features notice of approval by the Director General of the Balearic Office of Children, Youth and Families (Direcció General de Infància, Joventut i Famílies, DGIJF) of protocol to detect, communicate, evaluate, treat and monitor cases of abuse in non-school leisure activities for children and youth.

Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth and Citizen Participation, has discussed the protocol with local associations to ensure they have the tools to report violence against minors, regardless of immediate attention that victims may be receiving, per Articles 15 and 16 of Organic Law 8/2021 (4 June) on comprehensive protection of children and adolescents against violence.

Click here to view the protocol in Catalan and Spanish as well as the form to register for DGIJF's targetted training courses organised in association with the Youth Agency of the Balearic Islands (Institut Balear de la Joventut, IBJove) to help spot and report these cases.

Councillor Parellada told association representatives that "since some of you organise activities for children, we believe it is necessary to ensure that this training reaches as far possible, and work together to spot abuse and contribute to a safer and fairer world for our children".

25 February 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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