Meet Juliana & Wilder, two eight year olds, friends, and classmates in the second grade at the Hanley Denning Experimental Primary School.
Q: How long have you been a student with Safe Passage?
Juliana: I’ve been at Safe Passage for four years.
Wilder: I started at Safe Passage in the Jardín when I was five. So I’ve been at Safe Passage for 3 years.
Q: Do you have any family members that are also Safe Passage students?
Juliana: I have a sister who is 12 years old and 12 cousins at Safe Passage. We have a big family!
Wilder: I have a brother who in 6 at the Jardín. And I have two boy cousins who are 8 and 7 and two girl cousins who are 4 and 10 at Safe Passage.
Q: Tell me about your family, what do your parents do?
Juliana: My family is really fun but sometimes annoying. I have 1 sister and a mom. My mom serves ceviche.
Wilder: My dad collects cables and sells them, and my mom sells sweets. I have two brothers and one baby sister too.
Q: What is your favorite class in school, and why?
Juliana: My favorite classes are gym and computer. Gym because I get to play games and be strong. Computer because I like to play games and learn to use the computer.
Wilder: My favorite class is math because I’m good at it and can learn a lot of it. I also like gym because I get to run and be healthy.
Q: What is your favorite book?
Juliana: Corduroy. It’s fun and interesting to read.
Wilder: Perdido y Encontrado [Lost and Found]. It’s about a penguin. I can read it with my family and help my little brother read it.
Q: What do you like most about coming to school?
Juliana: I like learning science, art, really everything. It’s fun. When I know something I can learn even more. And I want to be able to talk in English.
Wilder: I like the library the most because it has books about everything! Nature, science, sports!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Juliana: I want to be a scientist so I can look at everything and investigate things. And so I can invent things like robots. Also to learn more about plants and water.
Wilder: I want to be a doctor so I can help people. Also a soccer or basketball superstar.