Lord Levy urged King Solomon High pupils to be proud of their roots and to “never hide the fact you are Jewish” when he addressed the Redbridge school’s prize day last Thursday.
The Jewish Care president and former Labour Party chief fundraiser told his audience: “I am very proud to be at the House of Lords but I am even prouder to go to synagogue and be around my own people.”
He added: “We have some fantastic schools in Anglo-Jewry and one I am very proud of is King Solomon. I think students are very lucky to have a good secular education combined with Jewish education.”
Head girl Lucy Schwartz, 17, said pupils were inspired by comments of the peer, who, with Lady Levy, presented the prizes.