The Adeje department of seniors, under councillor Cristina Fuente Carballo, have designed a very special campaign for the borough’s infant and primary schools, ‘Dejando Huella’ or ‘Leaving Fingerprints’. The project is to show the children of today the games of years gone by, in a fun and informative way.
“The Adeje seniors are always looking for ways to contribute to today’s society in a positive way, and on this occasion they have used traditional games as a means of connecting with young people, who really did respond enthusiastically and in a spirit of fun”, commented the councillor.
‘Leaving Fingerprints’ has two facets, the first being the games themselves, and the second to look at how children’s games and local customs help a modern society advance without losing sight of our past.
The games were played out in the schools with the children learning and practising, with an older person from the borough showing each skill/game to the groups. This was everything from sack racing to local forms of blind man’s buff and skipping.
In parallel there was a demonstration of folklore from the Santa Ana group with the children also learning some local dances.