Yom Hazikaron Art Installation
The following art installation is in commemoration of Yom Hazikaron and has been made by over 120 Year 8 pupils from King David High, Yavneh Girls and Yavneh Boys Schools. The giant Magen David has been constructed from over 200 individually decorated cardboard triangles.
Each pupil designed and created at least one triangle, which they dedicated to the life of a fallen soldier fighting terrorism in Israel. Pupils began the project by researching their chosen soldier from the "A Face. A Day. A Name" website, a commemorative website of animated films capturing the memories from the lives of fallen IDF soldiers. Over a 100 triangles were decorated with poignant words relating to individual soldiers and a further 100 triangles were partially covered with an embroidered Magen David. The black fabric of the Magen David is representative of lost life and the green thread of the IDF uniform.
Combining different creative skills including embroidery, typography design and painting skills Over 120 pupils were involved in the designing and making of the artwork. The installation is made from 250 cardboard triangles which have been dedicated to an Israeli soldier using over 250 cardboard triangles.
Thank you to all teachers, staff, sixth formers and pupils involved in the making of this artwork. From concept to construction - we did it!!!
Students from the King David High School campus in partnership with Yad Vashem UK submitted photo entries on the theme of "What the Holocaust means to me." Millie Berkeley (Y13 YG) was selected as the overall national winner. Her image and text will be made into a postcard and used by Yad Vashem UK for their Yom Hashoah publicity and programmes.
This year's photo challenge was co-ordinated by Mr.Leventhall and Mr.Stott.
Standing at the tracks of Auschwitz-Birkenau with my best friend at my side and cloaked in the flag of our homeland, I felt exceptionally grateful for life. The fact that we could walk out as free people it gave me a new appreciation for all the people in my life. It also filled me with a sense of sadness, knowing all those who perished were nowhere near as lucky as me. This really resonates with me when we received cards from our parents and my mum put...... "remember what grandpa tells himself: 'they had it worse in the camps' ".
That one statement holds a lot of meaning for me, especially since both my grandparents narrowly escaped the Nazis.
We are delighted to share our Seder Night Compendium with you. These thoughtful pieces have been written by members of the Jewish studies department and by parents of children in Yavneh Boys and Yavneh Girls. The festival of Pesach is focussed around education and sharing our beautiful traditions with our children. A wise sage once taught: “Much have I learned from my Rabbis, even more have I learned from my colleagues, but from my students I have learned more than from anyone else.” We are privileged to teach your precious children and it is indeed true that we learn so much from them. The articles will help open discussions so all can enjoy a lively Pesach. Together we can build a strong and proud Jewish future.
We wish you a happy and Kosher Pesach.
Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Goodman, Rabbi Rickman, Rabbi Schwartz
All the Y12 Science projects are independently researched by students and are on topics "beyond" the scope of A Level specifications. We had some very impressive work from many students. Congratulations to the winners below:
Young Physics Writer of the Year (Particle Physics)
Young Physics Writer of the Year (Astronomy)
Young Chemistry Writer of the Year (Biochemistry)
Young Biology Writer of the Year (Human Evolutionary Biology)
Young Biology Writer of the Year (Virology)
James Wander, Jack Suppree
Many thanks to Miss Hirst and the Science Dept for co-ordinating.
Students in Y8 and 9 produced a series of posters inspired by the Safer Internet Day February 2021, with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. Safer Internet Day 2021 was celebrated in the UK with the theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.
View the posters here.
Many thanks to Miss Thomas for coordinating this interesting activity and supporting students in their IT lockdown learning.
Please watch Rabbi C.Cohen's assembly address for students on the King David Campus.
May this Tu Bishvat bring everyone health and happiness. Chag Sameach
Image from Makor Marin
There is only one rule for this simple to enter competition with a great prize of a complete kit to build your own real working camera, plus have a tree planted in your name in Israel: Just take a photograph related to Tu Bishvat
To qualify for entry to the competition, your Tu Bishvat photograph must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.30pm on Tuesday 2nd February 2021. Please include your name, age and school.
Here are some examples received.
For more information please download this flyer.
Theme: Be the Light in the Darkness.
King David High School Campus united with faith groups sharing vital thoughts for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. Please watch the video below from Rabbi Rickman, honouring the occasion with special contributions from faith leaders today.
Young Activists Keep Past Stories Alive as Manchester Jewish Museum Marks Holocaust Memorial Day (Full Press Release)
This January Manchester Jewish Museum’s third Trailblazer sees nine young people aged 16-18 become Creative Activists to create powerful acts of sharing and connection as they explore and share stories to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, inspired by real life stories past and present.
Responding to this years’ Holocaust Memorial Day theme, ‘Being a light in the darkness’, the nine activists from King David High School, Crumpsall, have been uncovering stories from the Museum’s own extensive archives, their own family histories and from speaking to Cheetham Hill residents about their own experiences and responses to Holocaust Memorial Day.
Putting his time and energy to good use is Year 8 Ben Pinkus. In addition to his Core PE lessons, he is cycling 4 miles a day in January to raise money for the FED. A fantastic amount is being raised for a local cause. We are very proud of Ben and wish him every success.
To support Be, see his JustGiving Page by click here.
We are very excited to invite all Yavneh girls together with their Mothers to a Pre- Tu Bishvat event. Please can you email me at your earliest convenience to confirm that you will be joining us so that we know the number of attendees for the watermelon carving.
FYI Halperns are selling watermelons at £1.99 so you should be able to purchase it there or at your local supermarket. You will need -
We're sure you've seen the building work on the 'top pitch' area of the school campus. The old house is coming down and new foundations being laid. So, here's a sneak peak of the new Yavneh Girls Building that will hopefully be in place for 2021-22. We'll post more photos as the building work progresses.
The YYHS Open Evening has been delayed [at the request of parents] due to isolation of Year 6 Boys at BJPS and we will try to rearrange another evening in early November 2020.
For further information please contact the main office.
Have you see the KDHS [main school] Open Day film? Check it out here.
We are delighted to confirm that the Y6 Entrance Exam date has been confirmed: Monday 11th January 2021. The Assessment Examination does not affect admission to the school. It is used primarily to assess the suitability of applicants to the various classes and streams within the School.
Past paper assessment and examination support can be found here.
Please also see the video presentation from the 'virtual open evening'. If you have any further questions or queries, please call the main school office 0161-740-7248 and/or use this online form.
Virtual and F2F presentations
Monday 19th October – a ‘virtual’ tour and presentation about the life of the school will be available on the school website
Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd October – F2F meetings for parents & pupils who want it. Due to COVID restrictions, the F2F sessions will be held in the Main School Hall [to ensure adequate social distancing] and have to be pre-booked via the school office on 0161 740 7248 or email: email@example.com
A remote Zoom session will be offered to parents who want it.
YAVNEH YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL
Wednesday 21st October @ 19:00
The YYHS Open Evening has been delayed [at the request of parents] due to isolation of Year 6 Boys at BJPS and we will try to rearrange another evening in early November.
Wednesday 21st October @ 20:00
F2F meeting in the Main School Library [to ensure adequate social distancing]
Anyone attending F2F meetings must wear a mask.
Download your school newsletter, KD Chronicles. Come and meet the new Y13 leadership team, read reactions to 'Learning with Masks' and more.
If you would like to join the team please contact the editor, Maayan Werner.
News and information from the KDHS Campus