Year 7 boys have been fulfilling the Mitzvah (positive commandment) of building a Succah. Together with Rabbi Schwartz and Mr.Dalziel, the boys completed the building and wrapping with great enthusiasm. The Succah is outside the IT Block and will be used in RS lessons for learning and celebration.
Head Girl Rosy Akalawu-Ellman (Y13) reports on Laure Prouvost's art display at the 'new' Manchester Jewish Museum. Rosy was commissioned by the Manchester International Festival 2021 to report on the exhibition which is available for viewing at the museum until 3 Oct 2021. Prouvost collaborated on elements of the work with groups of local women in Manchester.
You can read Rosy's article here.
Building the allotment Poly Tunnel took most of the day. A Poly Tunnel is long polythene-covered frame under which seedlings or other plants are grown outdoors. The Science Bit: the interior heats up because incoming solar radiation from the sun warms plants, soil, and other things inside the building faster than heat can escape the structure. It will allow the allotment to increase the variety of and length of time we can crops grown.
Many thanks to Mrs.Selby, Mr.Waring, Mr.Leventhall, Mrs.Cohen, Miss.Thomas and especially our expert volunteers, Mark and Richard from Incredible Edibles (Whitefield), for their time and experience.
Please see the photos below of the amazing veg and herbs growing over the summer.
We look forward to more activities and volunteering when we're all back on campus in two weeks.
The allotment continues to grow under the keen eyes of Mrs.Selby and Mr.Waring - especially our first radishes. Many thanks to the army of regular volunteers each lunchtime and the enthusiasm of all on campus.
Still lots to do and ambitions to realise.
Mrs.Selby and Mr.Waring confirm that yesterday afternoon 5 tonnes of fragrant soil was delivered.
The allotment is springing forward with the full involvement of our Nursery kids, Primary pupils, and Secondary students - we are 'growing'! So far seeds have been sown - parsley to courgettes, beans to radishes, beets to nasturtium and so much more!
The sees pots are sheltering in classrooms and inside our colourful tyre beds.
Can you help?
At this point you are probably clearing out for spring; we shall be happy to take anything useful off your hands:
And of course, we will be grateful for your expertise, ideas, advice, participation (lunchtime / frees) and encouragement.
Have you applied for the £500 grant for school allotments?
Have you seenhttps://www.growwilduk.com/youth-project-grants-2021
11 girls have been selected to take part in the FA Game Of Our Own (GOOO) Leadership Programme.
As part of the programme, the girls have to complete a block of training, which will take place in the coming weeks, where they will plan and run an extra curricular girls football opportunity taking place during National Sports Week (19th - 26th June 2021).
As part of the GOOO leadership programme, the aim is for the girls to develop key life skills, but also helping to increase participation of girls football in schools. Helping to work towards the FA Game Of Our Own programmes goal of girls having equal access to football in schools by 2024. On completion of the programme the girls will receive the Girls Football Youth Sport Trust Award.
Y12 Lucy Singer has been awarded third place in the Cambridge Language Collective Schools essay-writing competition.
Many congratulations, Lucy.
Printed below is the individual feedback for Lucy from Dr Llop
The short story by this author is very good. Their idea of creating a short story for an already existing book is very original and fits in nicely in the narrative of the book. The author’s command of the grammar of the Spanish language is sound and they manage to create a story that combines both past and present tenses in a very accurate way, as well as it includes a wide range of narrative strategies. As for the review, the author does an in-depth analysis of both the content, the main topics, the characters and the narrative. Their comprehensive knowledge and the interpretive approach to the topic in its broader context (i.e. the links of the reality presented in the film and the Spanish socio-cultural context) are also remarkable. The author manages to make the reader want to watch the film with their moving but still very academic and precise writing style.
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.
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