Simon Mark’s School concert celebrates Chanukah

Students from Simon Marks School celebrate the Jewish holiday a few days before it begins with a sch

Students from Simon Marks School celebrate the Jewish holiday a few days before it begins with a school concert. Picture: Holly Chant - Credit: Holly Chant

Students from Simon Marks Jewish Primary school shone bright like the candles in a Minorah on December 12. They filled their school hall with music and song as they told the story of Chanukah – a Jewish tradition that’s over 2,000 years old.

Families, staff and esteemed guests came to watch the annual Chanukah concert. Picture: Holly Chant

Families, staff and esteemed guests came to watch the annual Chanukah concert. Picture: Holly Chant - Credit: Holly Chant

School kids in costumes sang traditional Chanukah songs as well modern-day pop songs with Chanukah-inspired lyrics.

Headteacher Ms Metin said: "Our Chanukah concert was phenomenal. Every child's performance was beyond outstanding, I'm so proud of our school family."

Student's told the audience about times of persecution for the Jewish people.

Ms Metin told the Gazette: "No matter how much hardship you go through there's light at the end of the tunnel if you persevere and you're united as a community."

Simon Marks Primary School students sang songs and played instruments to celebrate the tradition. Pi

Simon Marks Primary School students sang songs and played instruments to celebrate the tradition. Picture: Holly Chant - Credit: Holly Chant

Years 3 and 4 told the story of how the festival of lights began after a group Jewish rebel warriors revolted against their oppressors and took back their temple. This year Chanukah is celebrated from December 21-30.

Mr. Jacobs and students from Year 5 and 6 performing a play about the letters of the dreidel called

Mr. Jacobs and students from Year 5 and 6 performing a play about the letters of the dreidel called "The missing Gimmels." Picture: Holly Chant - Credit: Holly Chant

Simon Marks Primary school's Chanukah concert. Picture: Holly Chant

Simon Marks Primary school's Chanukah concert. Picture: Holly Chant - Credit: Holly Chant