Photo courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools
Hicksville Middle School sixth graders completed a service-learning project based on being a good citizen. The students enrolled in the school’s Family and Consumer Science class learned how to knit through a recent unit.
Close to 300 students taught by Hicksville Family and Consumer Science teachers Laura Amundsen, Victor Lam and Victoria Porter participated in the knitting project that produced over 300 child sized hats as small as newborn to be donated to sick children treated at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.
Bryan Sarandrea, Hicksville Supervisor of Social Studies and Home and Careers, said “Authentic learning experiences such as this are great opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity and care for others. The enthusiasm shown by students while working on this project is an inspiration to the school community.”