Education

Liverpool KD enjoys increasing demand

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 3, 2011

Liverpool's King David Primary is experiencing a dramatic increase in Jewish pupils in advance of its move to new premises in September.

The school has seen its proportion of Jewish students drop to 15 per cent of the annual 60-pupil intake in recent years. It was feared the fall indicated an irreversibly shrinking community.

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The clothes show by Moriah pupils

June 2, 2011

Moriah Primary pupils took to the catwalk on Monday as stars of a fashion show sponsored by high street chain River Island.

More than 50 pupils from the Pinner school modelled the latest styles, watched by an audience in excess of 400.

The £4,000-plus raised will help to fill gaps in funding from government and the local authority and a drop in parental contributions. 

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Fun runners set a hot fundraising pace

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

There was Superman, a Star Wars character, The Stig - and around 3,000 other participants and supporters at Maccabi's fifth annual Community Fun Run in Barnet on Sunday.

A record 32 charities were represented and the organisers hope that the fundraising total will reach £150,000.

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Boy from Brazil aided

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

A concert to help a talented young Jewish musician complete his studies at Manchester's prestigious Chetham's School of Music raised £2,000.

Leon Keuffer, 16, moved from Brazil with his mother two years ago to study violin. But without a scholarship from his home country, the family has to meet the £24,000 annual foreign student fees.

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Buttons fasten Shoah education

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Final year pupils at Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary have begun working with artist Joanna Hyman on their UJIA-initiated Buttons project.

It takes its inspiration from Paperclips, the brainchild of Tennessee headteacher Linda Hooper, whose students set out to collect six million paperclips to symbolise Holocaust victims.

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Prince Edward is first visitor to KB campus

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

Prince Edward on Wednesday became the first official guest at the new Liverpool King David High School campus.

Visiting the existing premises, the prince asked to see the £26 million campus, which will become the centre of Jewish schooling and community life in Liverpool.

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Brighton rocks to the beat of Limmud

By Cecily Woolf and Yael Breuer, May 26, 2011

Brighton Limmud organisers Michelle and Gordon Kay said Sunday's event at Sussex University showed "how successful this community can be together".

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Brady's bunch of soccer stories

By Jenni Frazer, May 26, 2011

In her first weeks as managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, Karren Brady looked for the directors' box, only to be repeatedly told: "Ah, wives of directors go to the ladies' box through there." Finally, she was recognised: "Oh, you're that woman. Stay here and I'll find out what to do with you."

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Wolfson grant funding LSJS teacher training

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2011

The London School of Jewish Studies has received a £150,000 grant from the Charles Wolfson Trust to develop facilities for teacher training.

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Out to launch at UJIA educational conference

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2011

The launch of a major new publication was the highlight of the second UJIA conference on research in UK Jewish education.

UJIA research director Helena Miller is the senior editor of the International Handbook on Jewish Education, which spans more than 1,300 pages in two volumes.

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