JCoSS students have been taking part in all kinds of activities for Chanukah this week. As part of our on-going support for Homeless Action students and staff brought in new toiletries which were given to those living locally without a home. Students also made Chanukah treats to donate to Homeless Action in Barnet.
Year 7 and 8 students visited a local Jewish Care home, spending time with the residents, singing some Chanukah songs and eating donuts. Also, our Israeli Scouts ran activities for all students on Tuesday in the Heartspace at lunchtime.
The Chanukah concert was also kicked off with a communal candle lighting and celebration for staff, students and parents. And of course some more doughnuts!
Every day the school gathered as a whole community to light candles with different musical accompaniments every day. Guest musicians Shir and Los Desterrados accompanied the candle lighting as well as the in house talent of the JCoSS Jazz band and the Year 7 choir – comprising every member of year 7. (see picture above)