Schools & Projects
School and Community Group Linking
Offer to Schools
School linking centres around an exploration of four key questions, each of which provides an insight into aspects of identity:
- Who am I? This question encourages exploration into personal identity
- Who are we? This question encourages exploration into group identity and a sense of belonging
- Where do we live? This question encourages exploration into place and location
- How do we all live together? This question builds upon the previous three, by encouraging pupils to explore and navigate a range of diverse viewpoints
Pupils engage in practical classroom activities, which explore these questions using a range of resources, and thinking skills that are introduced at the CPD sessions. Information is shared between linked schools, questions are asked and responded to in preparation for a first meeting at a neutral venue. Further classroom exploration leads to meetings in one another's schools. A final celebration provides the opportunity to showcase the work that has been accomplished, the friendships that have been made and the impact on pupils' understanding and appreciation of diversity.
If you are interested in linking as a school, whether with another school or a community group, please contact David Raven-Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07595264170
2017-18: Carry My Story
Central to the linking process is the links schools make not only with each other but with local community groups, around a common theme. Last year's ‘Sing Out to Reach Out' project focused on the exploration of identity through music and song and the sharing of music between each linked pair. The current year's ‘Carry My Story' project - part of a wider community cohesion project funded by DCLG and DfE and supported by The Linking Network, focuses on the sharing of stories as identity is explored. Pupils collect one another's life stories, and the café style celebration planned during Refugee Week in June 2018 will provide an opportunity for the creation of presentations and installations based on these stories.