This initiative of the Montecastelo School, in the city of Vigo, aims to make young people competent not only in academics but also in home skills.
There will always be a debate among representatives about the education their children receive in the classroom because many times they may not agree with the line it takes or they may want to make contributions to improve it.
What is certain is that the type of content taught in classrooms may change over time to adapt to changing times or even incorporate trends that education may not have taken into account.
That is what this school in Vigo, a city in northwestern Spain, seems to do, where they implemented workshops with home-based trades so that children can have a complete education, not only in terms of academics but also so that they know how to be independent as adults.
This is the Montecastelo School, which shared on its Facebook social media account what these classes are like. The aim of this school is for every student who graduates from their institution to be a young person who is not only ready for university but also for life in general. To this end, they teach them to cook and iron.
“The ‘home skills’ or housework, are activities that, in the form of a complementary subject, have begun to be taught at the Montecastelo School in Vigo,” the school wrote in this 2018 publication.
“Parents and teachers are in charge of it. It’s a real challenge for the students who suddenly have to handle an iron and its different settings depending on the type of clothes. Then there’s cookers with an apron tied to their waist, or kids putting garments to soak to perform a hand wash, among many others,” it added.
This trend generated positive comments on social media, where many others thought it would be good to apply these classes in their own territories. “I’m from Puebla, Mexico and I saw this. I applaud you and I hope your classes are taken as an example here. Practical and beneficial for the man-children of the future. Thank you,” wrote one user.