On Monday 6th July, over 70 children and parents from four Jewish primary schools came together for Tzedek’s Twinning Celebration Event, hosted by North West London Jewish Day School.
The event was a resounding success, with all children participating in presentations (and even some musical performances), engaging with our fascinating Ghanaian resources and loan library, as well as proudly showing off some of the work produced as part of the classwork exchanges this year.
Year 3 pupils from Clore Shalom told us how excited they were to receive work from their partner school in Tamale, and showed us some of their favourite Ghanaian objects, like smocks and shea butter. Pupils from Sinai performed a marvellous drumming display, whilst the Sacks Morasha presentation involved a beautiful poem about Ghana, noting the love of football amongst children in Tamale.
And the entire year 4 class from North West proudly presented some of their Ghanaian artwork, before singing ‘Don’t Walk in Front of Me’ in a combination of English and Hebrew. “We chose it because it doesn’t matter who you are from, or what religion you follow, we should all try and get along”, the audience was told. “Ve’ahavta lere’acha kamocha”, a verse from the song, means ‘you must love your neighbour as yourself’ – a message which the children strongly agreed with.
We were also delighted to hear from Mrs Lainie Scher from Clore Shalom, who shared with us her experiences from recently visiting her partner school Tamale International.
The Twinning Programme is entering its sixth year and continues to go from strength to strength. Lesson exchanges this year includes topics such as ‘A View from my Window’ and ‘Playground Games’ which the children have both enjoyed writing and receiving from their partner schools. Many thanks to the children, parents and teachers from Clore Shalom, Morasha, NWLJDS and Sinai schools. We’re looking forward to continuing the programme with you next year, as well as welcoming some new UK Twinning schools.
The Event Prize Draw winner will be announced at the end of this week.