The Linking Project


KS1, KS2


Until Friday 23 July

Project Information

We are currently looking for Primary and Secondary schools in the Gateshead area to take part in 2020-21 academic year. 

Cost: FULLY FUNDED (including £150 towards travel costs). 

Structure: 2 x Teacher CPD's 1 full day per class at the Shipley Art Gallery 2 days in school led by teachers 

Please note: the dates for the teacher CPD will be confirmed to take place in the Autumn term. The Shipley Art Gallery visits will also take place in the Autumn term. 

To find out more or apply to take part in the project get in touch with the learning team on or 0191 278 1939

Project Summary

The Schools Linking Project is a national programme which has been running successfully in schools for 16 years, creating year-long curriculum rich class links between schools. 

The project links pairs of classes from the Gateshead area based on the mutual benefits for the schools. The paired groups will meet three times across the school year with the first of these meetings taking place at the Shipley Art Gallery. At the gallery the students take part in a series of art activities and games.

The project is designed to explore 4 key areas:

  • Who am I? – exploring identity 
  • Who are we? – celebrating diversity 
  • Where do we live? – promoting community
  • How do we all live together? – championing equality

The project, developed by The Linking Network,  is nationally recognised as offering a positive, age appropriate curriculum contribution to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, British values and the Prevent Duty.  

Take a look at the Home Learning Resources that The Linking Network have put together to support these values in and outside of the classroom.

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