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Holocaust Memorial Day was marked at JFS by a number of activities taking place in school. We welcomed Year 10 students from 7 local Secondary Schools to JFS who, together with their JFS counterparts, spent the day learning about the events of the Holocaust and sharing their understanding. They heard from Holocaust survivor Mrs Ebert in conversation with Rabbi Aubrey Hersh. Later in the day they heard about modern day Fascism from Ray Hill, as well as participating in group discussions facilitated by JFS Sixth Form students recently returned from Poland.


Five volunteers from the ‘Resilience Programme’ came into JFS as part of a Lifeskills Seminar, aiming to promote healthier and safer lifestyles for young people. Formed as part of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the ‘Resilience Programme’ aims to help students make informed decisions about their lives. This is mainly done by raising awareness for drug and alcohol abuse through talks and workshops in schools. This is because, as one volunteer for the charity said, “It is more effective to educate students before they


This week selected Year 9 Music students took part in an enrichment workshop. The workshop was led by Ivor Goldberg, the founder of Rockschool United and performer with Shir, who helped students to compose different songs in groups in less than two hours. The aim of the workshop was to not only enhance students’ composition skills but to also provide students with an insight into the level of composition skills required for Music GCSE.


800 people filled the Hall as 200 former JFS students and their families attended the 2015 Graduation Ceremony where they heard from guest speaker the Honourable Dr Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education as well as JFS President Lord Levy.


St Gregory’s Catholic School visited JFS for the group stages of the Brent Basketball League. It was a closely fought game, with JFS taking the advantage into the fourth quarter. Fitness proved the key component down the final stretch and unfortunately for the JFS Year 10 group they could not hold on to their lead, slipping to a 24-30 defeat. With one loss and one win, it is all to play for in the remaining games.