Building Bridges Returns
The PTA-sponsored Building Bridges program returned to William E. Cottle School for a fifth year this February! In an effort geared toward developing a greater understanding of different abilities and insight into living with a disability, students in grades K-5 were introduced to various disabilities through hands-on classroom lessons and assemblies. Students in each grade learned about a different disability including sight impairments, hearing impairments, autism, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Led by trained parent volunteers and high school seniors, lessons highlighted awareness, empathy and understanding. The highlight of the week included an assembly led by a panel of Tuckahoe High School students discussing their own disabilities.