(KTVI)– On the playing field these Affton Cougars and Normandy Vikings are fierce competitors.
But Thursday these students joined together with the Rams to cooperate.
“You know we’re just separated by a few miles and a lot of the issues in their neighborhoods are the same issues as our kids are going through and really they’re just the same kids,” says Dan Olive the Affton Athletic Director.
This is the second year for the Rams blitz program that promotes diversity, respect and understanding.
“It was interesting because we talked about diversity and stereotypes and we came together as a whole Affton and Normandy and set aside our differences and build a new foundation with each other,” says Affton Junior Westerband Lindor.
Thursday was the fourth and final meeting for the two schools.
At Thursday morning’s sessions students talked about race, religion, stereotypes and more.