In a fascinating addition to their learning about the Kindertransport Y6 pupils were privileged to join the annual Kindertransport survivors' lunch, held this year on our doorstep at the New North London Synagogue.
They heard some moving and inspirational stories and were thrilled to meet the guest celebrity, newscaster and Strictly Come Dancing winner Natasha Kaplinsky, whose family were victims of the Holocaust.
The opportunity was provided by Akiva parent, Michael Newman, Chief Executive of the Association of Jewish Refugees which organises the event. After the event Mr Newman wrote: Thank you so much for arranging for the children to be part of our event yesterday; their presence really helped engender a great atmosphere.
You can read more and see more pictures on the AJR website www.ajr.org.uk