New Haven, Suburban Students Stage Flash Mob on Green

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
 
 
 
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Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
 
HIGH SCHOOLS FROM NEW HAVEN, SUBURBS STAGE FLASH MOB ON NEW HAVEN GREEN
 
 
 
About 100 students from five New Haven and four suburban high schools staged a flash mob today on the New Haven Green.
 
 
 
The students attend the Cooperative International Studies Program, an afterschool enrichment program open to urban and suburban high schools. The students decided to stage the flash mob – a seemingly spontaneous group dance in a public place – because they are studying international music and dance this semester.
 
 
 
“The students wanted to tie their studies to a group activity and decided to do a flash mob,” High School in the Community teacher John Stacey said. “This event is not only fun, but also shows urban and suburban kids studying and working together. The international relations program is a wonderful opportunity not only for kids to learn about the wider world, but also to bridge the gap between city and suburbs.”
 
 
 
Participating were students from High School in the Community, Wilbur Cross High School, Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, Metropolitan Business Academy and Hill Regional Career High School, all in New Haven.
 
 
 
Also taking part were students from East Haven High School, Ansonia High School, Amity High School and Seymour High School.