Thirty two, fifth graders arrived at Ramaz and our school resounded with oohs and ahs from these youngsters who attend PS 50 in South Jamaica, Queens. PS 50 children hail from, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Guyana, Ecuador, Africa and Mexico.
Our high school volunteers worked together with the children in our science lab with Dr. Aharon, solving a blood-typing “mystery,” in the computer lab, “Googling Earth,” in the gym playing sports’ games, and in the auditorium, gift wrapping books for children who live in Costa Rica.
Spending time and talking with these youngsters whose diverse customs, languages and traditions are different from ours was an enlightening experience. We have since held a winter clothing drive for PS 50 and plan to continue our relationship with our new friends who live just across the bridge. Visit Crossing Bridges: Making Friends and see us in action!