Bristol School Linking

Bringing children together through classroom connections

We build friendships between children across Bristol, encouraging a sense of togetherness, challenging prejudice and stereotypes, and contributing to a more cohesive society.

Bristol School Linking twins year 5 primary classes from schools across Bristol’s diverse communities for a year long programme. Together, in class, online and on school visits, the children from those classes explore four key questions:

Who am I? – Exploring Identity

Who are we? – Celebrating Diversity

Where do we live? – Promoting Community

How do we all live together? – Championing Equality

Bristol School Linking is free, flexible and fully resourced, and welcomes new schools to join this project.

One of the most powerful aspects was children beginning to reflect about themselves – they learnt more about who they are, what they do, and what they take for granted.

As a teacher, I really enjoyed getting to know the teachers at the other school and what they were doing. It makes you feel a bit less alone, and less self-involved. When you’re so wrapped up with your year group and planning you forget other people are doing exactly the same as us.

Get Involved

If you would like to find out more, or get your class involved, contact us using the form below.

Bristol School Linking is part of The Linking Network and backed by the DfE, MHCLG, Pears Foundation and the Dulverton Trust.

We are delighted to be partnering with the Arnolfini this academic year. Who are supporting us to celebrate the work the children do together and to make school exchanges and meetings possible. Follow us on Twitter: @LinkingBristol

Bristol School Linking is supported by: