Schools' Linking Project
We have been participating in the Stockport School Linking Project for six years and recently changed our link school from St John's in Longsight to St Andrew's in Salford. The project forges links between communities by linking children from different schools, and enables our children to meet others from a different community who they may not get to meet during their day-to-day lives.
The children explore identity, diversity, equality and community, using four key questions:
- Who am I?
- Who are we?
- Where do we live?
- How do we all live together?
Throughout the year children in Year 3 take part in three engaging and memorable link days with our link school, where the children take part in discussions, team activities and games. The children also complete identity work in class which is linked to the four key questions above. This helps them to develop an understanding and confidence in their own identity and what makes them special, as well as being able to appreciate and respect similarities and differences in others.
The project helps to deepen the children’s knowledge and understanding of different beliefs by engaging directly with children from different backgrounds and helps our children to develop skills of communication, empathy and reflection.