Mu­mand­daugh­ter join­ing the col­lege set

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIPMAN ‘I’ve joked that we’ll now have so much in com­mon’

WHEN MANCH­ESTER King David head girl Dayna Rosen­thal learned that she had scored four As at A-level, her de­light was tem­pered as she awaited news of the aca­demic fu­ture of an­other mem­ber of her house­hold — her mother Suzy.

For af­ter be­ing made re­dun­dant, Mrs Rosen­thal had ap­plied to be­come a ma­ture stu­dent and com­pleted a num­ber of course-work as­sign­ments. But it was only on re­sults day that she found out she had been ac­cepted for a so­cial work course at Sal­ford Univer­sity and will start there next term.

“Dayna was up at seven and found out on­line, but I couldn’t get on to the Ucas web­site be­cause it was blocked,” Mrs Rosen­thal said. “It was very nervewrack­ing. I was des­per­ate to get a place.”

Af­ter shar­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion anx­i­ety, mother and daugh­ter are now look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing sup­port­ing each other through their stud­ies. “We did all the work to­gether — when she was re­vis­ing, I was ask­ing for help with my per­sonal state­ment,” Mrs Rosen­thal said. “We’re both over­joyed.” Dayna — who will be study­ing den­tistry at Liver­pool Univer­sity — is “re­ally happy” for her mother.

“I’ve been jok­ing that we’ll now have so much in com­mon. We’ll both be mak­ing univer­sity friends, join­ing so­ci­eties.

“It’s just as ex­cit­ing for her as for me.”

Has­monean girls make a show of their re­sults

PHOTO: L. PUR­CELL

Col­lege girls: Suzy and Dayna Rosen­thal

Try­ing again: Josh Good­man

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