Local students make pirohi (with photos)

By Nicky Hickling

March 20, 2014 Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Woodrow Wilson Elementary school second graders pinched pirohi alongside St. Michael's parishioners on Thursday.

The students first got a lesson on making the Ukrainian food, then they put their hands to work.

"When we have to pinch it, we can't let the potatoes escape,” said second grader, Maximum Thomas.

Thursday’s field trip ended with a taste of the finished product.

"The goal is teaching the kids about their community, exposing them to another culture,” said second grade teacher, Kristin Eno, “also giving them some experiences that they might not normally have.”

For the next two weeks, other second grade classes will visit St. Michael's on Clinton Street to participate in pirohi making. A total of eighty students will partake.