Malaga city authorities decided to penalize one of the colleges for excessive noise produced by its pupils.
Children college is located in the Clavero Park district. Here are studying about 500 children from 3 to 12 years. Local residents, who were dissatisfied with the noise produced by the education institution, have filed complaints since 2010.
After the Andalusian authorities considered all complaints they came to the conclusion that the director of the college is responsible for the noise produced by the children.
But, according to typicallyspanish.com that cites the school director Reyes Duran, the college authorities has taken a number of actions to reduce the noise level after the first complaint in 2010. Some classrooms were moved to other premises, some were upgraded in order to increase sound insulation. In total eliminating of "noise pollution" cost six thousand Euros. At the same time the director said that he had done everything in his power. "I can not tape children’s mouths" - said Mr. Duran.
Dissatisfaction with children and children's noise is a phenomenon in Europe, which has been trying to move beyond the internal conflicts and become part of the child free movement. Child free trend can now often be found in the tourist industry. Not so long ago several airlines have reported about their intention to offer passengers special child free flights. The first company that offered a special "child free zone" was Malaysian Airlines. Among hotels in Spain there are also dozens of hotels that offer "rooms only for adults". The first hotel of this type is Hotel Magnolia opened five years ago at the resort of Salou near Barcelona.
As for the situation with the children college in Malaga, it is hoped that the children will be allowed to continue studying there. Because child free children’s college is a phenomenon that looks at least strange for any civilized European country.