Teacher gives name to new access road to Sant Ferran school

foto 2021 carrer MMF AThe Consell de Formentera has installed signposts christening the new street which grants access to the freshly opened Sant Ferran school. Concerning Maria Mayans Ferrer, who, (as historian Fanny Tur Riera notes in her article "Mestres de Formentera: les primeres escoles") census data indicate she worked as a teacher on the island in 1871. Mention of Mayans also appears in Arturo Pérez-Cabrero’s “Guía del turista” in 1909, when she taught at the Sant Francesc girls' school.

Consell de Formentera President Alejandra Ferrer welcomed the decision, agreed in a full-house assembly of local government, to celebrate a female educator on signage so closely tied to the world of education. Ferrer highlighted the Consell’s longstanding commitment to promoting equality, as well as the tendency of the figures of relevance commemorated in place names to be men. “Now is the time to look for women who have been important to our community and to spotlight their work", she said.

8 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera