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Yavneh College, Borehamwood, students celebrate Jewish festival of Purim
Oompa-Loompas and Smurfs mingled with hippies and chickens when a school celebrated the Jewish festival of Purim.
Pupils from Yavneh College, in Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood, wore their craziest outfits and took part in charity events at their school on Friday.
During the event, year seven to 13 students learnt about Purim, which marks the day Jews living in ancient Persia were saved from death by a Persian noble, Haman.
The students then took part in a Megillah performance, re-enacting the biblical story, before taking part in an inflatable army assault course and watching a juggling act.
They also packed a bag of Pick ‘n’ Mix, known as Misloach Manot, for Jewish charity Gift to send to people in need.
Pupils raised £2,300 during the day which will be split between Yavneh’s three charities – Pennies with Purpose, Yad Eliezer and Sense@Keech.