Exciting Judaism workshop educates the Junior School

Every year at St George's Junior School, the children study a different major world faith topic. At the start of the Christmas Term, the children in Years 1, 3 and 6 began studying Judaism. 

The purpose of this learning is to ensure that the children are aware of other faiths and are able to learn about them so that they can grow in understanding and respect.

In order to get the study of Judaism off to an exciting start, the school welcomed a company called Judaism for Schools, who delivered a workshop to the children. The workshops provided some hands-on experience for the children and stimulated their curiosity in this interesting faith.

As well as being informative, the workshops were really exciting. The children were able to handle a wide variety of different Jewish artefacts and discover their meaning. The older children even had the chance to learn how to write some words and their own names in Hebrew. All the children sampled grape juice and challah (special Jewish bread) which Jews traditionally have on a Friday evening when Shabbat starts.

It was an eye-opening experience for the children and wonderful way to start the new term.

24 September 2018

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