I have attached a letter to introduce our exciting new project. Herons will be heading up our linking project with the year 5 class at Dixons Music Primary School, Bradford.
The Linking Network has been established in 29 local authorities and currently has 29,430 children involved. It provides the children with a very real opportunity to explore their identity, diversity and how we all can live well together. It encourages meaniful interaction in a safe process; it allows for the recognition of and respect for diversity. But above all, it is enjoyable.
I was involved in setting up a similar link elsewhere and this project is now in its eighth year. I have seen children develop awareness, trust, empathy and respect for others. I am excited that our wonderful Herons now have the opportunity to share together with 'Manchester' class at the 'outstanding' Dixons Music School.
Here are 10 questions which Manchester class asked us to get to know us better. Our answers are next to them.
May 25th Wow, what a day!
Today, Herons class brilliantly hosted a visit from our Link School, Dixons Music Primary, Bradford. Manchester class (each class is named after the university their teacher went to) were a joy. Our theme for the day was 'Team Spirit'. We played a number of get-to-know-you games such as Human Bingo, crossing the circle as a chicken and parachute games. We also created towers through teamwork and ate and played together. All the children had a wonderful fun time and a great experience. We can't wait to visit our new friends on 16th June- not long! Mrs Cairns and Mrs Handslip are so proud of the effort our children put in making our guests welcome.