10th Oct 2023 @ 8:48 am

Students at the Pancho Lasso Art School in Arrecife have launched a week of protests about the faulty electrics in the institution.  They will hold demonstrations at the school gats and threaten to call a strike if their demands are not addressed.

The students claim that the school has suffered electrical failures since the beginning of term, with regular overloads and shutdowns. Fashion students are unable to use sewing machines, and the electric kilns used by ceramics students frequently fail before their creations are fired.

The students are demanding that the Canarian Government and electric company Endesa sort out the problem. 

The Pancho Lasso school is one of the few tertiary education centres on Lanzarote. Founded in 1913, it was moved to its current location in 1970 and named after César Manrique’s mentor, the surrealist artist Pancho Lasso. 

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