On Friday, Grandview Heights students K-12 all had the same assignment and none of them were being turned in for a teacher to grade.
The school district participated in Hands of Gratitude, a program that puts together prosthetic hands for children in other countries who were born without them or lost them due to circumstances of their environment.
“I think it’s good for people to have things that they need,” says Chloe Castle, a third grader whose mom was one of the 90 volunteers who assisted groups of students with the project.
Chloe’s group made one of the 450 prosthetic hands that were pieced together on Friday. They’ll mostly be shipped to Honduras, going to children whose families otherwise could pay between $3,000 and $10,000 for the medical need.
“They have been instilled with empathy from Kindergarten on up,” says Angela Pharion, a third-grade teacher at the school. “It’s something that we make a priority in their education.”