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[The Popular University of Lorca offers a total of 92 courses and workshops adapted to current health circumstances (12/01/2021)

The mayor of Culture, Mar a ngeles Mazuecos, has assured that "the registration will be done guaranteeing security measures to avoid possible infections by coronavirus.

In addition, all classrooms and spaces have adapted to the regulations health of the Contingency Plan and groups have been divided to not exceed the allowed capacity ".

The Councilor for Culture of the City of Lorca, Mar a ngeles Mazuecos, has presented, this morning, together with the coordinator of the Popular University, Miguel P rez Cortijos, the programming for the 2020/2021 academic year and what will begin n as the health situation allows it.

The Councilor for Culture has indicated that, from today Tuesday, January 12, the enrollment period is open and until next Monday, January 18 preferably, being able to do so throughout the month and, as on previous occasions, you will be able to choose between numerous possibilities and schedules in courses and activities in different disciplines such as humanities, languages, physical activity, history, among others.

" Mar a ngeles Mazuecos has highlighted that "registration will be done guaranteeing security measures that prevent possible infections by coronavirus.

In addition, all classrooms and spaces have been adapted to the health regulations of the Contingency Plan with the taking of temperature, distance, among others, in addition, groups have been divided so as not to exceed the allowed capacity with a maximum of 10 students per classroom and workshop, while in other classrooms the fixed number is 6- 8 people".

As for the offer that in that edition will be smaller due to COVID-19, there are a total of 92 courses and workshops for a total of 900 male and female students, which is 400 less than in the edition.

n above due to current health circumstances.

The mayor of Culture has detailed that "this program is committed to face-to-face training but also incorporates online workshops, as an alternative to the health situation caused by the coronavirus to guarantee continuous learning.

In the case of If there were any contingency that would force the suspension of face-to-face classes, the courses would be continued through the tutorial classes, electronically.

The initial intention is that the courses begin at the end of this month, always and when sanitary conditions allow us to.

" Mar a ngeles Mazuecos has specified that "within the area of ??Foreign Languages, a total of four English courses B1 and B2 are offered (they increase two more: two face-to-face and two telematics), in addition of another English course that will be taught in the morning and the beginner English courses will continue.While the great demand for the Japanese language, especially among the youngest, has fact that the chosen modality is telematics ".

In the area of ??Traditional Crafts and Design, the Restoration, Embroidery and Creative Sewing courses will continue to be maintained, although they are increased to reduce capacity.

In the area of ??Arts and Audiovisuals, within photography we continue to bet, as for 20 years on this artistic medium and over the years a great hobby has been created in our city, reason n that has led us to add another course in the morning.

These photography courses are largely held outdoors with priority given to outdoor outings.

As in the Photoshop course, another one has been included in the mornings and the novelty of this course is that it will be carried out entirely electronically.

In the area of ??Computer Science, new technologies have always had a preferential place in the Popular University's programming, which is why we have increased the courses, from four to six, of which four of them will be online.

In the area of ??Traditional and Modern Music, the guitar courses continue, doing them in a personalized way with a schedule for each student and as a novelty, a percussion workshop is included.

In the Health area, Pilates and Balance courses have increased from six to eight, as well as Body Balance, from one to two, in order to adapt them to the demands of the current situation .

They also follow the courses of Hatha Yoga, Taichi and Therapeutic Yoga.

Workshops related to the current situation are also included, such as Initial Development or Personal Well-being in these times of change and uncertainty.

In Dance, the Sevillian couples courses have been reduced to two and as long as they are students from the same family unit, while as a novelty in the area of ??Skills for Daily Life as a novelty, a Drone Piloting course has been included, In addition to increasing the Safety and Navigation courses at sea (PER), going from one course to four, of which one of them will be carried out online.

The traditional cooking courses, taught by Pedro and Cati, where in addition to traditional Lorca cuisine, the Vegetarian cooking course is included as a novelty.

In the area of ??Heritage, History and Literature, a section that, from the Popular University of Lorca, we have always wanted to give the importance it has, above all, for the dissemination and knowledge of our rich historical heritage.

The Councilor for Culture has also referred to the novelties that have been included in this program, among which the course on illustrious characters of our municipality stands out, and the course 'Cinema in the Humanities: Literature, History, Philosophy a, Arte y M sica ', taught by Professor Jos Hern ndez from the University of Murcia.

As well as, in order to take a leap quality, the 'Encounters with Author', incorporating via streaming to prominent authors the national scene.

The traditional course of History and Archeology of Lorca continues, with outings in the open air.

As well as the development of the creative part of literature with a free online course.

Within the children's area, as usual, there is a special space dedicated to the youngest, increasing the number of courses, doubling those of dance, painting, fun English theater, children's music therapy for children and parents.

In addition to adding in a new way the computer science and children's Tablet as the purpose of the proper use of them, as well as the Drones piloting course for children.

Finally, in terms of other activities, the offer will be completed with other actions and the dissemination and exhibition of workshops and courses through different exhibitions and activities on the street that are scheduled to take place during the month of June.

In addition, for Easter and summer, as long as the health situation allows it, the Creative Schools for Easter and Summer for children will be opened.

Mar a ngeles Mazuecos has added that "the offer is also open for the different districts of the municipality, through the Neighbors Association or the mayor, who will send us the interest of the residents of these districts for the courses that are offered or of others that are not, but who have special interest so that it is carried out in their district ".

The registration can be formalized online through the municipal website Lorca.es, or at the offices of the Popular University, where it will be done in an orderly manner and maintaining security measures.

Regarding the bonuses, a 50 percent is established for those people who prove a minimum of 33 percent of disability and for those over 65 years old, upon presentation of the documentation; for cases in which the income of the family unit is lower than the IPREM; and for large families of special category.

A 20 percent discount will be applied for large families of the general category and for all those holders of the youth card.

And a 10 percent discount in the case of enrolling a second member of the same family unit and 20% if there is a enrollment of a third member of the same family unit.

Por ?ltimo, Mazuecos ha recordado que "la Universidad Popular es una instituci?n municipal que se dedica, desde 1985 a apoyar la cultura popular y la participaci?n social.

Para este curso 20/21 proponemos numerosas actividades, aunque estamos abiertos a recibir todas aquellas propuestas que nos planteen desde otros ?mbitos", y ha destacado que "desde este equipo de Gobierno creemos firmemente en la filosof?a de la Universidad Popular porque defiende el derecho a la educaci?n y la cultura a lo largo de la vida y promueve la incorporaci?n a la cultura de programas y actividades de formaci?n de enseñanzas no regladas".

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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