The Linking Network has developed a carefully designed school linking process which has been used across the country since 2007.
There is a local linking project in Buckinghamshire which uses this linking model and resources with local facilitators to bring together Bucks schools and pupils who might not otherwise meet. We are delighted to be involved this year. Here at Alfriston, our Y9 pupils have been paired with Beaconsfield High School and we are working together on an anti-bullying project.
We recently held our initial meeting at a neutral venue to get to know each other a little first, having previously exchanged letters. We are grateful to the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield for hosting us. The girls from both schools took part in a variety of activities and soon overcame their nervousness and began chatting eagerly. By the end of the session they were already planning and looking forward to the next meeting.
Next, we are hoping to take part in a performance and workshops around anti-bullying and we are delighted to host this at Alfriston. Later, in the summer term, we will spend a day together at Beaconsfield High.