Primary linking is a powerful tool to contribute to community cohesion. SLN works with primary schools through a number of different linking models, suited to the needs of the schools involved.
Linking at primary level is an important time to promote community cohesion as it provides opportunities for children to build positive relationships and deepen their understanding of identity and diversity. Children involved have demonstrated improved confidence, self-esteem, aspiration, communication and critical thinking skills from an early age.
A pair of schools from Bradford worked together, outside the classroom on an ‘Allotment Project’ to explore the theme food and sustainability.
Shared Futures, part of The Three Faiths Forum, supported three faith schools to forge meaningful connections between their pupils using excellent curriculum practice.
In a project with a focus on building communities, two schools within walking distance of one another linked together to explore the topic ‘Global Dimension’
‘The Lamb Umbrellas for Peace Project’ is a global art project involving painting and decorating umbrellas by children and adults.
A linking day with a focus on identity worked covered in class, including an exchange of information gathered together by the pupils and presented in an ‘identity box’.
A year-long linking project between two schools, beginning with the children focusing on their own identity and sharing this information with each other through emails.