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Students living in Spain will be restricted from entering Gibraltar

By Eyleen Gomez

Students who reside in Spain but undertake their education on the Rock will be restricted from entering Gibraltar commencing tomorrow morning.

Students who attend Prior Park are among those affected by this new control implemented by Spain following the state of emergency announced last weekend which places restrictions on nonessential movement.

Some schools have already seen a decline in attendance in person since the new measures were announced by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Molly Mor, Marketing and Communication Manager at Prior Park, told the Chronicle that the school has been proactive in its approach to ensure students continue with their education.

“All work gets sent home,” she said.

The school uses either email or Microsoft Team and the students have the same deadlines as they would have were they physically present.

“Tutors are in contact with the students,” Ms Mor confirmed adding that pupils taking exams are being given extra support if and when needed.

“If we are forced to close [by the Government] we have plans for remote learning,” said Ms Mor.

Ms Mor declined to state how many students were affected by the new control.

Loreto School have taken similar measures to ensure the continued education of its students.

School secretary Anna Breen told the Chronicle that they will have a remote learning environment set up by next week but for this week work was being sent to parents via email.

Since Spain entered a state of emergency at the weekend she said that they do not have any Spanish resident children attending. Distance learning was set up immediately. “We are moving as much online as possible,” she said.

While the schools remain open Loreto will “carry on while we can”.