Search

Olive School and Simon Marks Primary School choirs come together for Holocaust Memorial Day

PUBLISHED: 13:29 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:50 02 February 2018

The Olive School outside Hackney Town Hall ahead of a Holocaust memorial service on Monday. Photo by The Olive School

The Olive School outside Hackney Town Hall ahead of a Holocaust memorial service on Monday. Photo by The Olive School

Archant

A pair of school choirs came together on Monday to share a message of hope at a Holocaust memorial ceremony.

Children from The Olive School and Simon Marks Jewish Primary School have been rehearsing together since the new year to polish their harmonies for a performance of the Michael Jackson song ‘Heal The World’ at Hackney Town Hall.

Hosted by the speaker of Hackney Cllr Soraya Adejare, the ceremony included readings and the lighting of candles.

The two neighbouring schools are linked through the ‘three faiths forum’ and have previously worked together on a variety of projects to help the children build friendships.

Olive School principal Caterina Park said: “Students have enjoyed learning a new song with their friends at Simon Marks. The ceremony provided a timely opportunity for us to come together with a message of love and brighter futures.”

Latest Hackney Stories

FA Cup fifth-round: Rochdale 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Yesterday, 20:30

Mauricio Pochettino’s team will face another away trip if they can progress past League One outfit Rochdale on Sunday

Yesterday, 17:00

National League: AFC Fylde 0 Leyton Orient 1

Yesterday, 15:00

A decision to prune back and eventually cut down two 250-year-old trees in Clissold Park has angered environmentalists.

Yesterday, 10:30

The O’s head coach Justin Edinburgh has plenty of options available to him ahead of facing the Coasters

Fri, 20:15

A 92-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Stoke Newington Church Street early this morning.

Fri, 17:57

When Auro Foxcroft first walked into forgotten Art Deco gem the Savoy Cinema two years ago it was covered in pigeon poo, cobwebs and piles of junk.

Spurs are set to be without top goalscorer Harry Kane for Sunday’s match against Keith Hill’s League One strugglers

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists