Tagged: Elche

REGIONAL POLICE ON THE INCREASE

The Valencia regional police force has welcomed another 51 members to its ranks, growing the force to a total of 123 officers serving the province of Alicante.
Of the 51 new officers, 40 of them will be stationed at the new Elche police station, which…

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CRASH VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL

The most seriously injured person involved in Friday´s crash on the N-332 between Santa Pola and Elche La Marina, the 65 year old driver of the car, has died from his injuries at the Hospital General de Elche.
The man, of Dutch nationality, was…

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AROUND THE AREA

A trial by jury was launched by the provincial court in Elche on Tuesday, against a Guardia Civil officer who is accused of a crime of bribery, after a Chinese citizen was allegedly asked to pay 200 euro to avoid being arrested. The officer was on duty…

TORREVIEJA NONE ELECTED MEMBERS RESIGN

The two none elected members of Torrevieja council, José Riera and Antonio Boix, have announced their resignation from their posts today, pending the recent ruling that the practice of filling posts with people who have not been selected through…

THOUSANDS ENJOY FIESTA FEVER

The occasional April shower didn´t dampen the spirits, even though one or two were quite heavy, as fiesta fever struck during the last week, with thousands of people coming along to join in the fun
Starting off at Guardamar last weekend, Toldos …

ORIHUELA AND COSTA NEWS

The Mayor of Orihuela, Monserrate Guillén, who also holds the role of councillor for public safety, attended the Local Police firing range this week, where 98 armed officers were undergoing their routine training and assessment on firearm practi…

CLASSIC OLYMPICS HELD IN ROJALES

The next games will be organised by the winners, IES Azul de Alfeitamí de Almoradí

Nearly a thousand students from eleven colleges in the Vega Baja and Elche took part last week in the sixth edition of the Classic Olympics held in Rojales, games that emulate the spirit of those first held in ancient Greece.

Events included the shot-put, javelin, sprinting and some endurance sports relays were the students competed to gain the coveted gold medal.

Students of IES Azud de Alfeitamí de Almoradí won the most gold medals and were proclaimed overall winners of the competition.

Activities got underway at 9amin the grounds of del Instituto de Educación Secundaria La Encantá de Rojales. The arena was especially prepared for the occasion with studens asked to dress appropriately in the costumes of the year.

It was adorned with decorative painting bearing Greek motifs and there was even a Trojan horse designed by the school technology department. It was this horse that served to dramatize the re enactment of the capture of Troy in which a group of students dressed in Greek and Roman costumes recreated Trojan war.

The center’s director, José Antonio Fábregas, Professor of Philosophy and Professor Enrique Martínez María Jesús Toribio welcomed the hundreds of visitors by speaking in Greek, while the high school music group put played appropriate Olympic themed soundtracks.

After the opening ceremony the students from the institutes Antonio Serna de Albatera, Azud de Alfeitamí de Almoradí, de Catral, El Palmeral de Orihuela, Joanot Martorell de Elche, Las Lagunas de Torrevieja, Mediterráneo de Torrevieja, Monserrat Roig de Elche, San Pascual de Dolores, Vega Baja de Callosa de Segura and La Encantá de Rojales competed in their teams on the munciipal football field, each dressed in different colored shirts

Twelve students from each of the centers, aged 14 between and 18, competed in the shot-put, javelin, sprinting, endurance and relay races. Each of the participants belonged to either the Latin or the Greek departments in their respective institutes.

Encouraged by the applause, cheers and the anticipation of a grandstand filled to the brim with supporters the judges eventually confirmed 3rd place and the award of the bronze medal and olive wreath to the students of IES La Encantá.

The silver went to students from IES Joanot Martorell de Elche while the gold medal was awarded to the IES Azul de Alfeitamí de Almoradí, who, as victors, will now organize the 2014 Olympics Classic Games at their college.

At the end of competition the students went to the los Jardines de los Malecones de Rojales to enjoy a fellowship meal which was followed by a visit to the Capitol Theatre where the comedy “Lisístrata de Aristófanes” was staged by the Classical Theatre Company of the University of Alicante.

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