9 Israeli students take part in English summer school


15 August 2003 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. Staff and students of the ORT Rosner Summer at ORT House together with, from left to right: Robert Singer, Director General, World ORT; Jenny Rosner friend of World ORT and supporter of the Summer School; Dr. Gideon Meyer, Deputy Director General, World ORT, Dr. Moshe Fass, Head of Education and Technology Department, World ORT, and Michal Eisenberg, Summer School Development and Co-ordination . 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 ORTs 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 ORTs students on the way to a better start on the path to their eventual career.