Today we learnt about the Jewish day of rest called Shabbat. We learnt about the special rituals and routines that occur on a Friday evening for those of the Jewish faith. We washed our hands, lit some candles and tried some ‘Challah’. After this we had quiet time, without technology or work, where we played games, read and took time to spend talking with one another. We discussed the benefits, in an open discussion, of having some time in the week that is technology/work free and solely dedicated to spending time with close family and friends. We didn’t all agree but the discussion was mature and reflective. We all agreed time together as a family without technology is enjoyable and important and for those of the Jewish faith Shabbat is a great way to start the weekend.