Commenting on the motion, Zoe said:
"I am delighted that the JOES Boxes project is getting the recognition it deserves. Working on a national project is so exciting, especially as this is the first time anything like this has ever been done. I am so proud at how far it's come, and I am really excited to get the last little bits in place so we can really say that every child has access to these educational resources, so kindly donated by so many people. It's a funny old concept, trying to represent an entire religion, and all the hundreds of variations within it. But the idea of these resources, donated by Jewish families, is to show that we're real, living people, and – just like the artefacts – all slightly different, all unique, with our own stories and ideas and values. It's wonderful knowing that people are actively trying to learn more, work hard to create an environment in which people feel included and understood, and I am thrilled to be able to help them do that!"
Any schools wishing to borrow one of "JOES Boxes" should contact their local Education Authority. An information leaflet about the items included in the Boxes is available here.