Bank Street School for Children 10/11s (5th grade) students spent their community time on November 30, 2012 helping Riverside Park recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Two of the students described the afternoon’s work:
We went down to the park at 1:30 PM, split up into groups of 4 or 5, and raked leaves into big white bags. We raked leaves for an hour, and we filled up over 20 gigantic white bags!
We learned about the impacts of the storm. This was one way we could help. As part of our community talks about friendships, we were put into groups based on who we were friends with and who we wanted to become better friends with.
It was a great bonding experience for the grade and a lot of fun. It was really great to be able to spend time with our friends.
One student remarked, “We got to be really creative and use our feet! It was awesome.” Another student commented, “I didn’t mind getting dirty. I knew it was a good cause.”
We enjoyed it just because we got to help the park. It really was a lot of fun!