Yavneh pupils to make their mark at Eton

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY LEON SY­MONS

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.”

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