JNF UK are pleased to confirm that King David High School, Manchester has been selected as one of the 18 Jewish schools across the country to receive a grant from JNF UK for their Israel education programme.
During the past two weeks, the U13 & U16 Table Tennis Singles Championships has taken place, our 13 students performed admirably representing the school impeccably.
At U16 Level, Charlotte Myer was the overall Runner up, assisting her GCSE Practical Table Tennis score.
At U13 Level, Jay Saipe claimed a Bronze medal against a very strong field and Jodie Lee performed amazingly as a Y7 against several Y8 students to win the U13 Girls Championships claiming Gold.
King David High School hosted an evening of commemoration of the Jewish NW men and women who served in WWI. This evening was attended by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and Bury and other local dignitaries. Dr.Hitching presented new insight to the experience for North West Jewish men and women and readings from Jewish trench diarists, letters, poetry and newspapers illustrated the extraordinary contribution made by national Jewry.
Charlie Silvert from Y12 opened the readings with a 1914 editorial from the Jewish Chronicle which urged men and women to volunteer for service as loyal Britons and Jews.
For more information and involvement, please visit the We Were There Too website.
Students from the Sixth Form entered the annual ‘Juvenes Translatores’ languages competition.
The prestigious ‘Juvenes Translatores’ contest was started in 2007 to find the best young translators in the Europe. With studies showing the ever-growing need for translation and translators across the continent, the competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of translation skills and the need to reassess translation — as a means of ‘mediating’ between languages — in the context of language learning.
King David was one of a small number of UK schools selected to take part in the competition. The school would like to thank Jacob Rudolph, Ruben Burton, Theo Cosky, Jade Wagman, Amy Brown and Alicia Chapman for their enthusiasm, hard work and excellent translations.
Put on by the History Department there was a showing on Monday and Tuesday of the extraordinary colourised presentation of the First World War. Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. This film sets out to explore the day-to-day experience of its combatants.
The showing was open to all Year 9-13 and all staff.
The Isaac Physics vectors workshop is designed for high achieving students who are aiming for a mathematical, engineering or physical sciences degree. It was attended by students from KD as well as Oldham Hulme Grammar, Altrincham Girls Grammar and St Ambrose College.
The session was led by academic lead, Mr.Christo.
Year 9 History students have produced a centenary wall display to commemorate service given by soldiers in the Great War from the local area. Students researched individuals alongside their classroom studies on Great War subjects including trenches, weapons of war, medicine, VCs (29 in the area), battlefields and local regiments. Each poppy has been dedicated to a local soldiers.
The poppies will form part of a display outside the main history classrooms.
At the City Wide Badminton Team Championships our two Key Stage 4 teams and Key Stage 3 team performed to a high standard of play, Our Key Stage 3 team was though our only representative in the knock out phases having defeated Parrswood, Cedar Mount and Manchester Communication Academy in the group phase finishing top of Group A. This meant a semi-final against Burnage who were defeated 4 games to 1 meaning qualification to the final. In the final their opposition was Chorlton High School, the standard of play from all 4 students was incredibly high but they were defeated 3 games to 2 on the last leg of the final winning silver medals. Our Key Stage 3 team consisted of Ben Bentley, Ruben Baker, Josh Stonefield and Charlie Leventhall.
Rabbi Goodman, along with students in Year 9, announced and launched the school campus charity for this year, Keren Malki Foundation.
The Keren Malki Foundation is one of Israel’s leading medial support organisations helping families support children with disabilities at home rather than in hospitals. The Malki Foundation supports children of all backgrounds and communities.
Follow their progress and latest news on the Year 9 Israel page.
Have you reserved your ticket yet? Rehearsals in the high school and primary school are going really well and the excitement is growing within the cast. It's going to be one of the best productions ever.
Follow their progress with the KDHS Drama Dept twitter feed.