in AVANT GRUP, ENTIDADES Y ASOCIACIONES, ENVIRONMENT, NORMATIVA – INFORMATIVA, OCIO Y VACACIONES, SOSTENIBILIDAD, TRANSPORTE ESCOLAR, TURISME FAMILIAR
05 May 2021
Summer camps. School activities. Extracurricular Activities.
As summer approaches, the concern of families is to bring back leisure and recreational activities or the traditional summer camps and schools for children and young adolescents. The health situation caused by the pandemic has significantly reduced the activities that allowed all school-age children to socialise and share experiences in groups. The uncertainty of the moment also makes parents and guardians aware of the safety of these activities and educational proposals. Summer camps have always been a tradition for families and leisure organisations. Organising companies and associations have already implemented safety measures to ensure the health of all those taking part. As has been done in all other sectors, from schools to the family environment, as well as other cultural, tourist and sporting activities, they have had to adapt to this new normality that surrounds us in order to minimise the risk of contagion.
In addition to the health protocols and measures, the facilities, enclosures and common spaces have been adapted to the new hygiene, cleaning and disinfection protocols. Bubble groups are also organised which, if the dates of the activities or camps coincide with the school year, maintain the same structures that have already been established by the schools themselves. All of this guarantees the safety of the participants in the activities and in their stays away from home.
Organisers of leisure activities and summer camps already have a series of protocols in place, which have been applied in the educational programmes and in the different outings and day trips. Some companies, such as Eix Estels, incorporate additional measures to guarantee the health of participants in each activity or programme.
During stays or day trips, whether in a group or with the family, there are different activities programmed in a natural environment that involve getting to know the environment and numerous sporting, leisure, adventure and leisure activities. Horse riding, hiking, cooking, music and other water sports, language and study activities make up a daily programme so that participants can enjoy themselves to the full thanks to all this diversity of activities and workshops, as well as a balanced diet and local produce.
These different proposals are complemented by camps and work camps or sports camps that also take place during the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Camps and camping are activities that take place in the open air and in direct contact with nature, and the best time is sought to enjoy the natural environment to the full. For their part, work camps are more oriented towards groups of teenagers with a common interest or community service, which, on most occasions, are of a voluntary nature or linked to a social or environmental project. Finally, sports camps or sports stays can be held in the same facilities as the schools as long as they have sports activity areas such as basketball courts, football pitches or other common areas that allow for the development of sports activities. On this occasion, they are not always long stays like the previous ones and it is usual that the participants are from the same area as the place where the activity is carried out.
For the companies and organisations that organise all these proposals and activities, it has been necessary to make an additional effort to adapt their own staff, surroundings and facilities to the new regulations and to incorporate all hygiene and health safety measures. In fact, the different family groups or educational centres that have already carried out activities of this type have already been able to verify this and generating confidence among participants and their families has been one of the objectives that I have been working on together. Therefore, it is sure to go to summer camps or summer camps both with the bombolla groups and with the family environment to share a day of different activities and socialization.
TRANSPORT and SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
Some of these activities, especially for groups, require complementary transport to travel to the agreed destination or to carry out the programmed activity. In the transport sector, intense work has also been done to adapt all the health safety measures that generate confidence among users.
The bus is a key agent against pollution and climate change. Pollution levels have risen alarmingly in the last decade on a global scale and the deterioration of ecosystems is now evident in much of the natural heritage. In order to tackle the high level of pollution, it is necessary to implement new policies and actions by public administrations to encourage a modal shift to less polluting and more sustainable means of transport such as bus/coach.
The AVANT transport group has worked intensively on innovation and technology that has allowed customers to have very detailed information on the management of each service or journey. At the same time, this innovation and technology has allowed us to have a much more sustainable mobility. We highlight some of the processes:
OnLine booking platform.
Operational Control. Driver App / User/Customer App.
Service monitoring. Tracking of the service and positioning of the vehicle.
Optimisation of costs, with a continuous analysis of the mobility needs of each centre, company or organisation.
Complete digitalisation of each transport service to guarantee maximum traceability.
Reduction of environmental impact and greater sustainability. Effective reduction of CO2 emissions
Real-time online information on the route. Vehicle tracking and notification system.
Specialisation and professionalism has brought the company to a leading position in customer service, with extensive experience in passenger transport services and a total commitment to quality service with environmental policy strategies that enable a reduction in CO2 emissions.