Videos demonstrating our 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.

What is Britishness?

What is Britishness?

In 2008, young people from schools across the Bradford District participated in a ‘Question Time Debate’ where they tackled the topic ‘What is Britishness?’

Preparing to Meet

Preparing to Meet

This video shows some of the work that schools do to prepare their pupils for the meeting with their linking partner.


First Meeting – At a Neutral Venue

  Many children are nervous before meeting their new linking partners and by the time they meet many may have exchanged letters or emails to help get to know each other beforehand.  


Allotment Project

This video shows the achievements of two schools that linked along the theme of healthy eating.

Team Spirit

Team Spirit: Theme ‘Where do we live?’

This video shows the second meeting of two primary schools at a football ground. There is a lot of discussion on the theme of ‘Where do we live?’

Class Visit

Class Visit: Mixed Paired Classes

This video shows a linking day where one school visits another and the linked schools have classes together.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Neutral Venue: Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This video shows pupils at a neutral venue, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The children are looking at Barbara Hepworth’s ‘The Family of Man’

Art Gallery

Neutral Venue: Art Gallery

This video shows a meeting at Cartwright Hall exploring the different kinds of artwork available in their galleries. 

Community of Enquiry

Community of Enquiry

This video shows how a community of enquiry approach to reflection can be used in a classroom setting.

Reflecting Together

Reflecting Together

This video shows the children reflecting on their experiences of linking; how they felt before, during and after the linking.

Food Celebration Event

Community & Celebration

This video shows a food festival organised by the schools to help get parents involved in the linking process.

Wider Participation

Wider Participation

This video shows the children preparing for a performance at a city festival.

SLN Celebrations

District-wide Celebration

Linking projects have been a part of this city festival for several years as it allows the children to perform the drama, music or dance pieces they have created together

beyond labels

Beyond Labels Video