SKA students at the Eastern State Penitentiary

In an interactive culmination of their year of learning in both science and history, juniors at Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls traveled to Philadelphia on Tuesday,May 22.

The 11th-graders began their day at the renowned Franklin Institute science museum where they participated in hands-on activities—including dissections! The Institute was so engrossing that many students expressed their desire to return.

The girls also toured the (unoccupied) Eastern State Penitentiary, once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, which is now a historic site with exhibits and an artist gallery. Incredibly, the prison has a remodeled shul,and recently a bar mitzvah was held there!

This all-day trip was a valuable opportunity for SKA students to explore different dimensions of science and history outside of the classroom. 


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