As part of the sixth form outreach programme, boys in the lower school have been volunteering with GIFT during the pre-Pesach ‘Packathon’ and also each Wednesday evening. These bags are prepared and given to support families in need in the Jewish community.
Many thanks, boys, for all your hard which is so appreciated. Well done Noah Hollingsworth, Rafi Harris, Manny Fekete, Jesse Leinhardt, Isaac Clayhills, Dan Seitler and Yosef Kanter.
Many thanks to Danny Pine (Y12) for organising.
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!!! edit.
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.