PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- They are not even able to drive yet, but some Plymouth students are discovering how potholes affect the community.
A group of sixth grade Riverside Intermediate students took part in a year-long project to study potholes.
The students spent the year interviewing community members like Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter and Plymouth police officers about the hazards.
On Friday, they assisted in filling some of those potholes.
The objective of the year-long project was to improve oral communication skills, understand the phases of matter, and help the community.
"We thought it would be a good way for them to see how formations, how they were created; but also help the community by helping fill in the potholes at Cenntennial Park," explained Zane Cooper, sixth grade facilitator.
The students are part of riverside's innovation academy, which focuses on project-based learning.