A weekly parasha (torah portion) sheet is now available for download. Written with the students in mind, it is ideal for discussion at home, across the Friday night dinner table and study. We hope you enjoy.
On Sunday 10th Feb, 5 of our Y12 Physicists together with Head of Physics, Mr.Curati, took part in the Weizman institute safe cracking competition.
Hosted once again by Dulwich college KD's safe did very well, only being cracked the once. The team consisting of Hinda Perez, Alex Harris, Zak Feingold, Ruben Burton and Olivia Zemmel enjoyed the day. With 24 other competing safes there was strong competition from independent and state schools.
As well as meeting other young Physics students we also met up with one of our alumna Charlotte Zemmel who was working in her capacity as one of the expert judges.
Year 13 Religious Studies students accompanied Rabbi Rickman to a Holocaust Memorial Day event at Home Cinema.
The national focus this year is the trauma of being "Torn from Home". Students watched cutting edge films depicting the horrors of leaving all that is familiar and comfortable. Holocaust survivor Danny Herman addressed the audience, sharing anecdotes of his own story during the war years. “Our students were a credit to the school. They took part in discussions about the films and engaged with themes in a very mature way , said Rabbi Rickman.
This year we had a phenomenal 8 conditional offers for Oxbridge: 4 from Oxford, 4 from Cambridge, across a diverse range of subjects.
In addition, we have most of the 10 medical/dentistry offers in (just 2 pending). The students have been outstanding this year and we wish them all the success in the summer exams so that they can fulfill their offer requirements.
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.