Last week, Year 8 students were all invited to our annual B’nei Mitzvah celebrations and we were delighted by their behaviour and willingness to join in. The event recognises within school the journeys that our students have made in their home communities, and the hard work they have done.
We had the honour of working with The Together Plan (TTP) who work to empower socially and economically vulnerable communities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Students learnt about their peers in Belarus and their reasons for wanting a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Students compared these with their own, exploring the similarities and differences in their motivations.
This wonderful piece of learning was followed by a celebratory disco! Students danced, drank and ate to the funky tunes of Captain Fantastic and great fun was had by all.