Year 7 and Year 8 were treated to a Waterloo masterclass from Mr.Cheetham in their study of the question - Did Napoleon Lose or Did Wellington Win? Using artifacts from the time - musket, sword, jackets, hats - and recreating the period, students learned about the actions of Napoleon and Wellington and got to practice some of the tactics devised by the two leaders at the Battle of Waterloo.
9th July 2015
Year 8 'Jon Bugerman' Art Workshop
The art department conducted a workshop with the year 8’s based on the work of the artist Jon Burgerman. We uploaded some of the photographs to Instagram and tagged the artist. He has liked all of the pictures and commented on two saying “excellent work guys”. You can see some examples from the workshop below and on the @KDHSLOVESART Instagram account. Instagram: @jonburgerman
7th July 2015
Whole School 7/7 Memorial Assembly
Through a whole school assembly, students reflected upon the 7/7 London Bombings and took time to consider lives lost, destroyed and changed on this day 10 years ago. With powerful interviews and clips students were reminded that radicalisation can happen in many forms and students were asked to reflect on where it might present in school life and to work to create a loving and accepting school community.
6th July 2015
Year 12 Israel Advocacy and Aish learning Day
Students from Year 12 Main School, Yavneh Boys and Yavneh Girls the travelled to London to participate with over 500 other Year 12 students from various Jewish High Schools across London in the UJIA Programme‘ Israel: Get Connected’. Hosted at JFS students had the chance to gain first-hand insight into a number of thought provoking topics relating to Israel. Students were left with a greater appreciation towards Israel and its role within the world stage. In the early afternoon, students then travelled to the Aish Centre in Hendon where they were privileged to hear from two of the most sought after Jewish speakers in the UK. Rabbi Rowe and Rabbi Farhi delivered interactive , informative and inspiring lectures that gave the students a more profound understanding of their Jewish identity and their responsibility to be ambassadors of Judaism throughout their lives .
1st July 2015
Celebrating KDHS Fashion Show and Arts Evening Success
Fabulous evening of arts, fashion and design presented by the students of KDHS. This was an evening to celebrate the work of A-level and GCSE students as well as the Year 7 and 8 T-Shirt Competition as well as presentation of prizes for effort and achievement for Years 7-13. A sample of images from the evening can be found in the gallery below. Well done to all.
24th June 2015
Kellogs Business Enterprise Day with Y10 Yavneh Boys
Year 10 Yavneh Boys attended the Kellogg’s ‘Make It Enterprising’ event
at AJ Bell Stadium. The students were asked to consider each pupils’ respective
skills and qualities and choose a specific job role which included Plant
Manager, Finance Director, Sales and Marketing Manager, Manufacturing Manager,
Design Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Manager and Maintenance
Manager. Teams were then challenged to design a new breakfast or snack idea
aimed at a specific market and build the factory floor in which the products
were to be made. These were shown to the dragons to ensure they met the
requirements of production. Throughout the day the teams also had to design a
company brand, marketing campaign, complete financial activities and meet with
an industry ‘Consultant’ to get feedback on their product. Each team was then
required to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts, made up of
business partners, in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style presentation.
21st May 2015
Rabbi Steven Burg from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Captivates Year 9
Rabbi Burg from the Simon Wiesenthal Centerinspired year 9 with his message of the power of the Jewish people. Painting a picture of the global threat of genocide that continues to challenge world leaders, Rabbi Burg helped the students to understand how the State of Israel and the Jewish people guided by Torah values continue to support those in danger throughout the world. He challenged the audience to take an active stance against intolerance and use technology to support those being persecuted.
20th May 2015
OFSTED Inspection Says KDHS is "Outstanding"
An OFSTED inspection held in May 2015 evaluated that King David High School has been graded as 'Outstanding in EVERY category'.
Pupils were divided into pairs (boy, girl) and put with pairs from one of 5 other Manchester schools where they worked in teams on 3 out of 4 challenges.
Robotics – program a Lego robot to manoeuvre within boundaries around a course and collect colour-coded stars
Racing car – build a car from a small motor and random pieces to take part in a speed challenge
Construction – build a bridge from paper that can hold heavy weights
E-fit – witness a crime and put together a photo-fit of the perpetrator using genuine police facial recognition modelling software
Dan Shomron and Poppy Waxman formed part of the team that won the racing car challenge. Other participants included: Jack Berger, Benji Berkeley, Kimberley Bradshaw, Jamie Brown, Amy Gould, Adi Lampert, Adam Noyek, Talia Vardi, Alex Vellins, Jade Wagman and Poppy Waxman. Students led by Miss Price and Mrs.Kesler
11th May 2015
Liverpool University National Junior Maths Challenge Success in Year 7 and 10
Quincy Barrett (Year 7) and Sharon Kudenko (Year 10) have achieved great mathematical success at the Liverpool University Junior Maths Challenge.
Year 7 Quincy Barrett (left) was placed third overall from over 1000 entrants. Sharon Kudenko was placed best in school in the intermediate section.
Well done to both students.
10th May 2015
Year 9 Yavneh Bos Bike Ride Raises £1200 for Keren Malki
The year 9 Yavneh Boys completed a 20Km bike ride through Heaton Park and raised £1200 for Keren Malki. It took 1hr 35mins. Their goal is £2000. Donations came be made at https://www.justgiving.com/9YB. Participants: Jacob Seitler, Yoni Neumann, Avi Harris, Ben Handler, Sam Kershner, Heski Strassman, Saul Bishop, Joseph Balkin, Elie Simon, Saul Mocton and Nathan Richards. Also involved but not pictured – Simcha Cohen, Eli Hodari, Teli Kaufmann.
23rd April 2015
Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut: Happy 67th Birthday Israel
King David Campus celebrated Israel's 67th Birthday with a Tephillah Chaggit (celebrartion davening), activities for Years 7 to 9, photo-booth, an open-air BBQ and balloon prize draw. An amazing day was had by all.
16th April 2015
Y7 Ethan Hofton To Wins Competition to be Rugby World Cup Mascot
Ethan Hofton had the surprise of his life today when his classroom was interrupted by RFU Sale Sharks captain Dan Braid and Tom Brady. Ethan, a very keen rugby player himself and plays for Stockport Rugby Club, had won a competition to be one of 48 official Rugby World Cup 2015 Mascot in October. Click on the link read more about Ethan's amazing opportunity and experience.
31st March 2015
Year 10 Business Studies "Stock Market Challenge"
Yavneh Boys Team
The Business Studies department arranged for students to take part in The Global Investor Stock Market Challenge at Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester in March 2015. The action packed day was an opportunity for students to meet with employers and educators and to experience first-hand the knowledge and skills required both in the workplace and for business and finance-related courses at university. Two students teams from KDHS competed against other schools during a session of simulated trading on the financial markets, making decisions under pressure, taking calculated risks and experiencing the excitement of a live trading floor.
Main School Team
This enjoyable and rewarding challenge provided the students with an insight into career opportunities within the financial services sector and helped them develop important skills such as communication, problem-solving and working with others.
8th March 2015
Aaron Taub Speaks to Years 10-13
Aaron Taub came to King David High School and spoke about his experiences as a serving solider in the IDF. He spoke about his feelings for Israel and how it works for the Chayal Boded, a single person, living in Israel without his/her parents, serving in the Israel Defense Force.
8th March 2015
Rabbi Leitner Addresses Yavneh Boys
Rabbi Michael Leitner from the United Synagogue in London joined the Yavneh Boys for morning tephillah and addressed the group afterwards about the nuances and uniqueness of the Amidah. He spent time in the school during the morning and took questions from the boys too.
2nd March 2015
Duke of Edinburgh Award Winners
Recent Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award winners were presented with their badges and certificates in assembly this morning. For more information about joining the Duke of Edinburgh programmes with the JLGBand activities please see Miss. Morrison. L-R; Francesca Goga, Georgina King, Sharon Kudenko and Milly Jobling
27th January 2015
Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly
Lord Mayor of Manchester with KDHS Heads
team and Rabbi Cohen
The theme of HMD2015 was the plight of refugees. The school was honoured to welcome the Lord Mayor of Manchester and Mr Dave Smith from the Boaz Trust, a local charity that helps refugees. Sixth form Heads and Deputies described different acts of genocide from the Holocaust till modern times. Yoni Levi and Jakob Marsh provided musical inspiration. Mr Smith spoke about one refugee and his struggle to make a better life for himself after escaping danger in his home country. Rabbi Rickman emphasised the need to see our Jewish narrative within a broader context of global suffering and to be motivated by Jewish teachings to help those in need.
Later in the day Yavneh Boys Head boy Mark Pearce and Georgia Benjamin spoke on BBC Radio Manchester about their trip to Poland and the death camps and why young Jews continue to go and learn about the Holocaust.
27th January 2015
Classical Civilisation Trip to British Museum, London
A-Level Classical Civilisation students went to the British Museum on 27 January. The aim of this trip was to develop the students understanding of the material culture of the Greek and Roman world. In particular we focused on The Mycenaean, Classical Greek and the Roman (Imperial) galleries. These galleries are integral to the texts we study at AS and A2 e.g. The Odyssey and Augustan Rome. The students had a mixture of lectures and self guided learning over the course of the day. It was an excellent day and has enhanced our students learning.
11th November 2014
Armistice Day Full School Assembly
The year's Armistice Day assembly focused on dual nature of being Jewish and British. Having a love for our own traditions and showing respect and reverence for the sacrifice made so that we can live in peace. Col. Martin Newman spoke of the proud history of Jews in HM Armed Forces and the Mayor of Bury Mrs Michelle Wiseman spoke of the possibilities of giving service to the country without compromising ones religious traditions. Students stood in perfect silence after the playing live of the last Post. Prayers for the Royal family, Armed forces and peace were offered by Mr Mintz and the Head boy and Girl teams. A Memorial prayer was sung in memory of Jewish soldiers who fell in combat. The assembly sought to silence the critics of faith schools, today was a harmonious synthesis between being Jewish and British, proud of both and at home in both worlds said Rabbi Benjy Rickman.
1st October 2014
Dayan Steiner Speaks to Yavneh Girls about Shmittah
Dayan Steiner (R) and Rabbi Brodie (L) from the Manchester Bet Din came to Yavneh girls to discuss the regulations and rules relating to the Shmittah year 5775.
They took questions from the girls and discussed some of the finer points of the halachot relating to Shmittah. for more on Shmittah please click here.
30th Sept 2014
Year 9 Engineering and Maths Day
The Year 9 Engineering and Maths day gave students an insights into problem solving, creativity, design and engineering.
Students worked together in small groups on a ‘design and make’ railway project which sought to improve creative thinking, problem-solving and team working skills. The day concluded with each team’s model being tested and evaluated and the winning team receiving a prize.
15th Sept 2014
Sephadi Chief Rabbi Dwek Addresses Yavneh Boys
Sephadi Chief Rabbi, Joseph Dwek, came to Yavneh Boys today. He spoke of about the forthcoming festival of Rosh Hashana and the need to think about setting aspirations and aims to attain over the year to come. He wished students a wonderful, meaningful and sweet new year and looks forward to coming to the school again in the future. Pictured: L-R Rabbi Ellituv, Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Dwek, Yoni Neumann, Saul Bishop, Eli Hodari, Mr.Anthony Hodari.
1st Sept 2014
KD Pupils Hooked on Fishing
Pupils from King David High School were given a masterclass in the art of care, catch and management of fish in open-water. The pupils were also given training and advice on water-safety. The pupils pictured were joined by Mr.Lamming.
L-R: Saul Mendelson, Daniel Sacks, Joel Black, Ryan Gaspar, Nathan Dominitz, Ethan Gilmore.
18th July 2014
Year 7 Prize Giving and Awards Ceremony
10th July 2014
Year 10 Ambassadors for Tolerance presentation to Manchester Children's Hospital
3rd July 2014
Oxford University Tour and Seminar for Year 10 and 11
As part of Oxfordbridge learning and preparation students from year 10 and 11 attended a day at Oxford University where they met tutors, spoke to current students and toured the facilities of the campuses. This trip was led by Mr.Walsh, Miss Thomas and Mr.Christo. Pictured (Back-Row) L-R Nathan Boroda, Ryan Gaspar, Nathan Dominitz, Abigail Stephens, Hannah Shepherd, Katrina Corrick, Charlotte Zemmel, Galia Shomron, Dania Mann-Weinberg, Charlotte Olsberg. (Front-Row) Allana Edwards, Lauren Kramrisch, Joshua Fine, Rachel Valins, Leonie Jones, Abe Lisberg.
19th June 2014
Watching Immune Cells Kill
Dan Davis, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Manchester, came to school to give a lecture to year 12 and year10 students. He gave an overview of the mechanisms by which immune cells are able to recognise cells which are producing ‘non-self’ proteins, as a result of infection by a pathogen, cancer or as a stress response. He talked about advances in microscopy, including confocal microscopy and super-resolution microscopy, which are making it possible to investigate in detail the interactions at the immune synapse. He also talked about membrane nanotubes which are a new discovery and a focus of current research in his lab. This results in long-lasting connections between immune cells over long distances, and is one of the mechanisms exploited by viruses such as HIV to move from one cell to another. His lecture generated considerable interest and questions from the students.
Fri 13th June 2014
Bnot Chayil Rehearsals with Mrs.Steinberg
Year 7 Bnot Chayil rehearsing for their presentation this Sunday. They are led by Mrs.Steinberg.
Mazal Tov to all the girls and their families.
Fri 13th June 2014
Year 8 Prize Giving and Presentations
Prizes were awarded to many students in Year 8 this morning for their hard work, effort and excellent middot this last year.
We congratulate all recipients and hope that their positive focus will encourage all students in their forthcoming summer exam session.
Prizes were presented by Headmaster Mr.Levy, Head of Lower School Mrs.Basger and Head of Year 8 Miss.Morrisson.
Tues 10th June 2014
Year 7 Maths Challenge Success
Year 7 students took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge achieving excellent results with 6 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze awards. Eli Prais (7YB) achieved the highest mark in the school. Well done to all student who participated.
With Head of Maths, Mr.Milejski, Yavneh Girls - Dalya Glickman and Hannah Selig; Main School - Jade Wagman, Jessica Valins, Isabel Parker, Ariel Shukhman, Taylor Rudolph, Itay Kirsh and Benjy Marks; Yavneh Boys - Sammy Kemp, Alex Harris and Eli Prais
Mon 9th June 2014
Marketing and Promotion Masterclass with "Apprentice" Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein, Miss Airley and Year 12 Business Studies.
Alex Epstein, former student and Apprentice fame, returned to school to deliver a master class to Business Studies Year 12 on product marketing and promotion. Students we able to tap into Alex's experience with costs, packaging, design and ideas for product design and management in the real world. This is the second time in a year that Alex has been back to KDHS, inspiring the next generation of business leaders and entrepreurs.
Sun 8th June 2014
Raising money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with the Ambassadors for Tolerance project.
First project of a newly formed group of students from Abrahamic faith backgrounds working to raise money for Manchester’s Children’s hospital Sunday 8th June in Tesco Cheetham hill. The group made up of Jewish Christian and Muslim students collected over £700 from shoppers as well as many accolades from locals who were delighted to see faith communities working together.
Fri 6th June 2014
Sofer Masterclass with Rabbi David Ben Arosh
Inspecting the script inside Tephillin
Masterclass delivered on the Halachot for preparing, design and writing of Tephillin given by Rabbi David Ben Arosh to Year 7 Yavneh Boys.
Rabbi Ben Arosh kept the group captivated with stories of his experience as a Sofer and engaged with the pupils, answering their questions with real interest. He spoke to them about the importance of accuracy in his work and that they should apply their focus in all they do to realise their dreams and abilities.
19-28th May 2014
Year 9 Main School Israel Tour
90 year 9 students had the experience of a lifetime in Israel. 10 staff led by David Rose toured Israel for 9 days - in the north to Tzfat and the Kinneret, to the holy city of Jerusalem, and to the magic of the Dead Sea and Masada. Highlights included the Kayaks, digging for onions with Leket, teacm building activities, touring the holy city of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, Bedouin tent hospitality, camel riding, Dead Sea and much much more.
Next year's trip is already in the planning and will surely be just as exciting and fun packed.
Fri 16th May 2014
Year 10 UK Maths Challenge Winners
Year 10 Maths Challenge Winners
A team of four Year 10 students successfully represented King David High School at a Maths Challenge event held by Bury College recently. The team, through exceptional team work and a display of excellent problem solving skills, finished overall winners on the day by a significant margin. Well done to Nathan Domnitz, Sabrina Kaye, Max Mallerman and Abe Lisberg on a very convincing victory!
Fri 16th May 2014
UKMT Olympiad Award Winner
Nathan Domnitz recently competed in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust annual Olympiad for Year 10 and was awarded a Merit award for his solutions. Nathan was one of only 500 students nationally who qualified for this prestigious competition.
Nathan’s qualification came as a result of his achievement as Best in School in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, which thirty of the Year 10 cohort completed earlier this year. 2014 proved a very successful year for King David in the Intermediate Maths Challenge with twenty two students achieving Gold, Silver or Bronze awards. The successful students were:
Dania Mann Wineberg (Yavneh)
Sam Prais (Yavneh)
Fabian Bor (Yavneh)
Thomas Mc Gowan
Joseph Feddy (Yavneh)
Chavi Tesler (Yavneh)
Fri 16th May 2014
Maths Puzzle Winner for May: Robert Goodman
Fri 9th May 2014
Year 11 Prize Giving Assembly
Rabbi Rickman addressed the students and recalled the events of 1948 which were commemorated and celebrated this week. The spirit of those who worked hard to fulfil the 2000 year old dream to bring Jewish Sovereignty back to the State of Israel must serve as inspiration to students at this crucial moment in life. To work hard to succeed at GCSE and to see themselves as an individual but also as part of the Jewish people, in order to bring glory to themselves in their own eyes and in the eyes of the entire community.
Some of the prize winners are pictured below.
Tues 6th May 2014
Yom Ha'atzmaut Tephillah @KDHS
Yom Haatzmaut morning Yavneh students came together for a festive Tefilah service. All students delighting in singing Halel and expressing thanks to Hashem for the State of Israel. Students and staff were honoured to welcome Ari Abramowitz from Jerusalem who spoke about his own experiences of moving to Israel and joining the IDF aged 17 and urged students to think about "living the dream" and move to Israel.
Mon 5th May 2014
Tephillah Chaggit for Yom H'atzmaut hosted by Yavenh Boys
Over 200 hundred people packed into the Yavneh Boys Bet Hamidrash for a festive Tephillah to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut.
After Mincha a Short reflective service of remembrance was held for those who fell fighting for Israel. Rabbi Rickman delivered a passionate sermon focusing on why we celebrate the creation of Medinat Yisrael and the need to raise our voices in praise of the Hashem. The evening service included a rousing communal singing of Halel and concluded with the Hatikvah.
Fri 2nd May 2014
Yom HaZikaron Assembly with Rav Flaumenhaft
Rabbi Rickman and Rav Flaumenhaft delivered the Yom Hazikaron assembly. Focusing on the attitude of acharyafter me , the battle cry of the senior soldiers leading their men to war Rav Flaumenhaft regaled the students with personal stories from his own service in the IDF. Rabbi Rickman quoted the words of the now retired ambassador for Israel Yehudah Avner who said, “ that for too long Jews had become objects of history. Others told them what to do. With the creation of the State of Israel 63 years ago Jews were now able to be subjects of History.” They were finally able to dictate the course of their own lives, or at least they hoped to. The return home with the creation of the State of Israel has come at a huge price however with continued commitment and education their memories will never be forgotten. The assembly concluded with prayers for the IDF and a memorial prayer.
Thurs 1st May 2014
Alan Turing Cryptography Day at Manchester University
A team representing King David High School attended a "Code Breaking" day at the School of Mathematics at Manchester University. The event was the culmination of an eight week competition that allowed the team to test their problem solving skills by solving several mind-bending crypto puzzles devised by experts at the University. The team - Nathan Domnitz, Ryan Gaspar, Josh Fine and Daniel Moss - successfully solved all the weekly challenges.
Mon 28th April 2014
Main School Yom Hashoah Assembly
On Monday 28th April members of the Jewish studies department delivered the Yom Hashoa assembly. The focus was the bravery and resistance that took place during the years of the Shoah. Fighting with the partisans in the forest or in the ghettos, setting up schools to choosing to continue the Jewish faith in the concentration Camps. In the opening address Rabbi Rickman asked the students to create new mental images when the word Shoa is used. There were many victims but there were also heroes. Any student who continues to make Jewish choices in life is part of that heroism. The collaborative assembly concluded with a Kaddish and a memorial prayer. In place of memorial candles students proudly and loudly said the Shema a living legacy for those who perished.
Tues 8th April 2014
Hair-Cut for Zichron Menachem Raises Over £400!
Through her own initiative, Year 7 Liel Ben Dahan has raised over £400 by cutting 13 inches of her hair for Zichron Menachem, a children's cancer charity in Israel. Zichron Menachem is a non-profit organization that grants immediate, practical and long-term aid and support to young cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis and throughout their battle with illness, and support to parents and families. Former King David High School student and hairdresser Alex Chaytow cut her hair in the Year 7 and 8 assembly. You can still donate money to this worthy cause on Liel's Justgiving page. Let's help her raise over £500!
Mon 7th April 2014
Egypt, Moses and the Seder Experience: Rabbi Dr Rafi Zarum Speaks to Yavneh Boys
Rabbi Dr Rafi Zarum, Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies, spoke at Yavneh Boys this morning on the theme of Egypt, The Seder and the Absence of Moshe in the Seder.
He discussed three main ideas as to why Moshe does not feature prominently in the Seder story: (1) Not to divert our focus from Hashem's part in the story; (2) To highlight the fact the Jewish people as a whole initiated the exodus; and (3) At first Moshe was reluctant to take on the leadership role and lacked the belief in Hashem's ability to create change, thus teaching us that with faith and trust in Hashem that we too can make a change in the world for the better.
He also spoke about his life changing experience helping the Refuseniks and in meeting Natan Sharansky.
Fri 4th April 2014
KDHS Joins Interfaith Meeting at Islamic High School for Girls
Rabbi Rickman was invited to represent the Jewish faith during an interfaith morning at Manchester Islamic High School for Girls. Accompanying him were five year 10 girls. The morning began with separate sessions on a range of faiths from Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism and concluded with a Q and A session. Danielle Jeffries commented that it's good to learn to appreciate other religions and beliefs it helped me to have a wider understanding of different ways of life. Sabrina Kaye, Rachel Valins and Galia Shomron both felt that it's important and enjoyable to learn about other faiths and for other people to see good representations of Judaism. It was very interesting to see different people's perspective on life. Thank you for the opportunity. Ruth De Wijze commented that the KD girls were very proud that our Rabbi is thought to be the coolest amongst the Islamic girls.
Tues 1st April 2014
The Friendship Circle addressed students from years 9-13 and explained the profound sense of loneliness that its members feel and how with a small time commitment our students can transform the life of a young person with special educational needs. Volunteers have opportunities to meet new people, acquire new skills and include something very positive on their CVs. There are many different programmes with weekly events and especially around Festivals. There was a very positive atmosphere and many students signed up to become volunteers.
Sun 30th March 2014
Chief Rabbi Mirvis Delivers Pre-Pesach Shiur at KDHS
Yavneh Boys welcomed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to the King David Campus to deliver a public lecture on Pesach. The school hall was full of students, parents and members of the wider community.
In a captivating talk the Chief Rabbi shared insights on the Hagagdah Shel Pesach, emphasising the importance of education for all children and the need to make the Seder experience meaningful for all participants. After his talk, the audience was invited to join the Chief Rabbi for refreshments and chance to speak individually with him.
Sun 30th March 2014
Yavneh Boys Super Sunday with Rabbi Schwalbe; "Pesach"
In front of an audience over 100 parents and students, Rabbi Schwalbe - Head of Yavneh Upper School Kodesh - delivered a short shiurelaborating on the ongoing importance and lessons from the 10 Plagues that we discuss at the Seder table each Pesach. He stressed the ongoing desire of those in the world to want to annihilate Bnei Yisrael and pointed out that on the three times in History that the Jews have entered the Land of Israel, it was preceded by an attempt to wipe them out.
Sun 30th March 2014
Y10 UK Bible Quiz Winners Going to Israel for International Competition
Year 10 Manchester Yavneh Boys, Sam Prais and Shmuel Weisl from Manchester, and Rafi Kleiman from Leeds have won the British National Bible Quiz, and will be representing England in the International Bible quiz for Jewish Youth that will take place in Jerusalem on Yom Haatzmut. The winning team was one of 4 teams that Yavneh boys and girl had sent to the British finals that took place on Sunday March 30th in LSJS in London. The competition was very close throughout the quiz, and all the teams displayed great knowledge and maintained an atmosphere of healthy and friendly competition. This win was particularly sweet for the Yavneh boys team, since this is their second time competing in the finals. Last year, they were the runners up, losing to Hasmonean Schools by just 1 point, and were determined to win the title this year. Other participants from Yavneh were: Dania Mann-Wineberg, Charlotte Zemmel, Dena Glickman, Naphtoli Shapiro, Max Berkeley, Robert Goodman, Eli Hodari, Yoni Neumann and Saul Bishop.
Fri 28th March 2014
Business Studies Stock Market Challenge
Year 10 GCSE Business Studies students Abe Lisberg, Joe Gertler, Arron Gabel, Jamie Yaffa and Ilan Crawford attended a stock market challenge event at Manchester University. The challenge involved the students trading shares in different businesses. Picture L-R: Joe Gertler, Abe Lisberg, Jamie Yaffa, Aaron Gabel, Ilan Crawford, Mr.Hornsby, Head of Business Studies
Wed 26th March 2014
Year 8 and 9 North West Maths Challenge
Four students from Years 8 and 9, Max Bennett, Rebecca Harris, Max Berkeley and Robert Goodman, took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge event in the University of Manchester on Wednesday 26th March 2014. There were four separate rounds, which required students to work collaboratively in pairs and as a group of four, with many tricky maths problems to complete along the way. All four students received certificates for their participation. The students all thoroughly enjoyed the event and came away very pleased to have given a good account of themselves and the school. Should we replicate this year’s performance in 2015, we can definitely look forward to another successful entry next year!