Gadgets and Gizmos!

cacharro poster
Adeje Council is sponsoring a gadget competition in schools in the borough

To mark the festival of San Andrés and as part of the ongoing recycling campaign, Adeje council is encouraging children in local schools to take part in a ‘cacharro’ competition.
A ‘cacharro’ is a gadget or gizmo, toy or model, which in this instance should be made from recycled materials, cans, boxes, etc. The competition is co-ordinated by the council’s education department. Children can submit their entries at their local schools between November 15th and 28th.. Prizes will be school material valued at €40, €25 and €15. The feast day of San Andres, on November 30th, is traditionally celebrated here with children making as much noise as possible dragging string with empty cans or pots and pans tied together.
All children who are currently studying in Adeje’s public schools can take part, and all the projects should be made from recycled materials. This year one of the aims of the campaign is also to promote family participation, so parents are encouraged to help the children in primary schools as much as they like. Students in secondary schools should work individually.
Initial selections will be made by teams at each of the participating schools, and a maximum of 12 finalists from each centre can go forward for selection. After the voting, all the finalists will be on display at the Adeje Cultural Centre.
More details and the rules of the competition can be found on the Adeje website, www.adeje.es