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Students from Israel take part in Ort English summer school

Last updated: 2003-08-15

pupils at summer school

Pupils and staff from Ort summer school

Nine students from ORT schools in Israel have taken part in the ORT Rosner English Summer School at ORT House in London. Selected by a special ORT committee in Israel, the students studied English and Advanced Astronomy during the three week program.

The ORT students study at ORT Syngalowski, Tel Aviv; ORT Yad Levovitch, Netanya; and ORT Holon and were chosen to participate due to their leadership skills, educational excellence and commitment to volunteer projects including ORT’s Sunflowers project. During their three weeks in London the students are studying English and Advanced Astronomy and visiting cultural, historical and scientific sites, meeting ORT staff, and members of the London Jewish community. The students will take back the skills learnt in London and give something back to their community by providing their school mates with English tuition.

“I feel honored to take part in this project. It is a great enriching experience, through which I hope to improve my English and also to experience a different type of studying. I will do my best to study well and pass my knowledge to other youths in my school, so that English can be improved in my school. It is a wonderful experience and I hope others will be able to participate in this project,” commented Slav Leibin, a participant from ORT Yad Levovitch, Netanya, on being selected to take part.

The Summer School was initiated and is supported by Jenny Rosner, a close friend of ORT. Based both in Jerusalem and London, Mrs. Rosner felt that there was a real need to give Israeli students the chance to improve their command of the English language and wanted to help ORT’s students on the way to a better start on the path to their eventual career.