Third and fourth grade students and their families from St. Ann School in East Harlem planted 60 mums outside their school on Tuesday morning. This is one of many community service projects the students are doing to honor Pope Francis. On September 25, six students of St. Ann School will get to meet and chat will the holy father at Our Lady Queen of Angels also in East Harlem.
"When we found out about Pope Francis coming and how dedicated he is to the community and to the environment I thought what an honor to be able to meet him, what a perfect project to do," Principal Hope Mueller said.
Students excited to meet him and share this project with him.
"I'm going to tell him about this project and about the whole school helping me do it," said 4th grader Noah Rodriguez.
Other community service projects the students will do throughout the year are, food drives, a pajama drive and visit a senior center to serve food. They say it's all about giving back, just like the Holy Father does.