. EDUCATION FOR PEACE .
An article from Marbella Directo
The Ministry of Education and Sports has distinguished the Sierra Blanca de Marbella Secondary Education Institute with second place in the Annual Awards for the Promotion of the Culture of Peace and School Coexistence for the 2020/21 academic year, which have recognized a total of eight centers throughout the autonomous community.
Children from La Escuela Infantil Sol de Portocarrero
The center has shared this second prize with the Carlos V school in La Línea de la Concepción. The first prize has also been shared and has gone to the Sol de Portocarrero Infant School in Las Norias de Daza (Almería) and the Malala de Mairena del Aljarafe school (Seville). The two third prizes have been awarded to the Andrés de Cervantes de Cabra school (Córdoba) and the Francisco de los Cobos Institute in Úbeda (Jaén).
In addition, the Purísima Concepción de Granada Private Teaching Center for Special Education and the Adersa I Rural Public Center in Fuenteheridos (Huelva) have been recognized with honorable mentions.
The objective of these awards is to publicly recognize and disseminate the best practices that are being carried out in the school environment to promote a culture of peace and the comprehensive training of students to achieve a more just and tolerant society, as well as peaceful conflict resolution and dialogue.
The Awards for the Promotion of the Culture of Peace constitute one of the initiatives of the Ministry aimed at improving coexistence in educational centers, among which is also the network “School: Space for Peace” made up of more than 2,400 schools and institutes. This means that around 650,000 students and 61,200 teachers participate in this initiative that involves all sectors of the educational community.