Yavneh pupils to make their mark at Eton

By Leon Symons, October 29, 2009

A group of pupils from Yavneh College in Borehamwood will be visiting Eton College next week for the first of what the school hopes will be regular exchanges.

The group, mainly from year-10 because the youngest Eton pupils are 13, will be taking part in a faith forum at the famous public school. They will be telling pupils from other faith schools about Judaism, what it means to be Jewish and what life is like in a Jewish school.

The forum will also involve Muslim, Hindu and Christian pupils, who will take part in a discussion. Yavneh choir members will be part of the group and may perform some traditional Jewish songs. After the forum, the Yavneh group will be given a tour of the school.

“The pupils at Eton want to know about life in a faith school and in the same way, it will be fascinating for our students to hear about what it’s like in a public school,” Yavneh head Dr Dena Coleman said.

“We have ties with other schools such as Hertswood, in Borehamwood, but this is the first time we have done anything with a school of Eton’s type. I am very pleased that we have established a link and I believe they will be visiting Yavneh later in the year.”

Last updated: 5:37pm, October 29 2009