Churchill's Students Speak
Children at the Churchill School are delighted to talk about their school. Education Update interviewed two sisters, Astrid Moresco, 13 years old and Thea Moresco, 9 years old. Jesse Medalia, dressed as the Artful Dodger for a production of Oliver, when we visited, happily consented to be photographed.
Questions for Astrid:
Ed. Update: Where did you attend school before Churchill?
Astrid: I attended The Ethical Culture Fieldston School for seven years before I attended Churchill.
Ed. Update: In what ways did the Churchill School help you?
Astrid: I came to Churchill because I am trilingual and I had language processing issues. My writing and reading has improved immensely in my three years at Churchill.
Ed. Update: What skills do you have now that you didn't have before entering Churchill?
Astrid: Churchill has helped me with my organizational skills, writing skills, reading skills and grammar.
Ed. Update: Would you recommend Churchill to other students?
Astrid: Yes, I would definitely recommend The Churchill School to every student in the nation who has a learning difficulty of any kind. Churchill has been more than a school where you learn things, but a real confidence builder in schoolwork, homework and social life.
Ed. Update: What do you enjoy most about the school?
Astrid: I really enjoy the young, energetic teachers who are totally committed to every student.
Ed. Update: What's your favorite subject?
Astrid: My favorite subject in school is Science because I have a fabulous teacher named Ms. Hartranft.
Ed. Update: What's your least favorite subject?
Astrid: My least favorite subject in school at this moment is History, because it is so dry and uninteresting.
Ed. Update: What's your favorite extracurricular activity or club?
Astrid: My favorite extracurricular activity that I do outside of school would be guitar lessons and my basketball league.
Questions for Thea:
Ed. Update: What do you like most about Churchill?
Astrid: I like Churchill because the things I learn in class really stick in my brain.
Ed. Update: How has Churchill helped you?
Astrid: Churchill has helped me in reading, writing, and organizing my thoughts.
Ed. Update: What school did you attend before Churchill?
Astrid: I attended The Ethical Culture Fieldston School for three years.
Ed. Update: Did you have difficulty reading before you attended Churchill?
Astrid: Oh, yeah, big time!
Ed. Update: Are you a good reader now?
Astrid: I have improved greatly in my reading but I have a long way to go.
Ed. Update: Would you recommend this school to other children?
Astrid: I think Churchill is a great school, but it is not for every one.
Ed. Update: What is your favorite subject in school?
Astrid: My favorite subject in school is writing class because I like to express my feelings.
Ed. Update: What is your favorite book?
Astrid: My favorite book is The Thief Lord and my mother is reading it to me as a bedtime story.