HRH The Prince of Wales visit to Yavneh College.

On 1st February 2017, HRH The Prince of Wales spent the morning at Yavneh College in Hertfordshire on a visit designed to showcase the phenomenal amount of social action taking place at the school and across the community. The Yoni Jesner Awards, in partnership with JLGB, were proud to be part of the wider showcase of JLGB's social action programmes and awards across school years 7-13.

The Prince met met 12-year-old twins Chloe and Leora Jesner, who are the first relatives of the late Yoni Jesner to have taken part in the volunteering and leadership scheme set up by his family. Yoni’s mother Marsha Gladstone said: “I told him that the values Yoni lived his life – feeling a responsibility to the community around him – are the values we inculcate through the Awards and that Yavneh and all Jewish schools are imbuing through informal Jewish informal education programmes. If you want the country to run well, you need the youth to grow up with a feeling of responsibility.

Other dignitaries including the Chief Rabbi, the President and Trustees of Yavneh College, Lindsay Levkoff Lynn, Chief Executive Youth United Foundation, Sir Nick Parker, Chair Step Up to Serve, Charlotte Hill, Chief Executive Step Up to Serve and Dame Julia Cleverdon, Founder Step Up to Serve.

To read more about the visit, please click on the following links:


Jewish Chronicle

Jewish News

The Telegraph

Yavneh College