South Hampstead has won this year’s Mitzvah Day Outstanding Youth Achievement Award for our community’s commitment to social action.
Mrs Boyarsky, who has led our Mitzvah Day efforts for many years, collected the award at a special ceremony hosted by the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Chronicle. We were delighted to be recognised in these national awards for the efforts of our whole school community, and grateful for the support of our pupils, parents and staff.
Thanks to everyone’s contributions, stacks of pre-loved books were donated to The Children’s Book Project, who redistribute them to children who need them most, and van-loads of groceries were delivered to the JW3 Foodbank, who help alleviate local food poverty. Pupils also made upcycled tote bags from old t-shirts, used to collect food from restaurants and shops that would otherwise be thrown away.
Mitzvah Day is a Hampstead-based charity founded by South Hampstead alumna, Laura Marks, who was awarded an OBE for her work building interfaith relationships and encouraging people to come together to give time, not money, to make a difference.