On Monday 27th November, over 40 KS2 pupils took part in the Leeds ENE Cross Country Festival at Cardinal Heenan High School. There were 30+ schools at the event and it was extremely cold, wet and muddy!! All the pupils showed great resilience and determination in all the races and everyone completed their individual races. By the time it was the Year 6 race, the conditions were quite boggy and slippy and there were a few lost trainers in the mud. Well done to all the competitors.
The holiday of Shavuot is a two-day holiday, beginning at sundown of the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the 7th of Sivan (May 19–June 21, 2018). In Israel it is a one-day holiday, ending at nightfall of the 6th of Sivan.
What Shavuot Commemorates
The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.
The Torah was given by G‑d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai on Shavuot more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift, and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah.