Videos demonstrating SLN programmes in local authority areas across the country, showing how young people prepare for and engage during, and their reflections on linking.
The videos show examples of school children preparing to meet their linking partners, linking for the first time at a neutral venue, reflecting on linking sessions, and celebration events that children have organised, often with parental involvement, towards the end of the linking year.
Links to SLN-MUN videos, videos in Case Studies and the Beyond Labels video are also included in this section.
Pupils’ discussions in linked classes at two primary schools – following an exchange of information the teachers explore the children’s responses.
The first meeting of a pair of linked primary schools – the neutral venue chosen for the linking day is a local sports centre.
The second meeting of a pair of linked primary schools – teachers and children meet at a local allotment.
The second meeting of a pair of linked primary schools where the focus is on sport ‘football’ and team spirit.
Two year-three classes, who have already met several times, watch a drama performance, followed by work in mixed classes.
A day of shared activity held between two linked primary school classes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP).
A typical example of a school linking day for primary school children demonstrating good stimulus, planned input from education officers.
A reflection session on a school linking day. The teacher introduces a ‘community of enquiry’ approach to help the children to reflect.
Pupils reflect together about the school linking process throughout the year. Two linked classes of primary school children think back to the beginning of the year.
Children on a school linking programme invite their parents to participate in a food festival celebration event.
Children, parents and a school governor reflect on the school linking year during a day of rehearsals for a show to be held in the city centre.
The SLN linking project has become an integral part of the annual Bradford festival with several linked schools working with performance artists in the summer term.
A selection of videos linked to the Case Studies section on the website, which demonstrate the SLN linking programmes in practice.
The videos in this section were created during SLN-Model United Nations (SLN-MUN) events.
Beyond Labels is a bespoke, professional development course aimed at senior leaders in schools, teachers in KS 2-4 and post 16, local authority advisors