Year 9 – an activity week took place for Y9 instead of the traditional Israel journey. Whilst in no way a replacement, it was a week of fun, learning, group bonding and the start of a positive transition into KS4. Y9 were able to mark the end of KS3 with a week that included trips to the Royal Courts of Justice, Thorpe Park, the Jewish East End, orienteering and forest school. Additionally there were in school activities run by our Shinshinim.
Year 7 – as a replacement for the Y7 Shabbaton, we planned a drop down day in December on the theme of Shabbat. Due to Y7 isolations, that day was finally run in July!
Interfaith Tent – from 5 – 16th July, every student in KS3 had the opportunity to have a lesson in the Interfaith Tent, pitched outside the front of the school. The objective of these sessions was encounter – every lesson featured a speaker from a different faith who told their story and took questions from the group. We had a range of Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Christian speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
Y12 film event. A programme was created in partnership with UK Jewish Film to help students navigate Jewish identity and conflict in Israel.
IJE is taking part in a pilot programme with the Jewish Museum with a group of Y9 students, exploring themes of loss and identity through the story of a Holocaust survivor.