4 Goldwell have been lucky enough to be involved with The Linking Project this year. This is a new project, that Great Chart have never had the opportunity to be involved in before. This project takes place across many schools in the U.K and aims to encourage confidence and tolerance of children from different beliefs and backgrounds. The programme is designed to encourage children to challenge stereotypes and not to judge people on appearances.
As part of the project, we have been twinned with Aldington Primary School. Before meeting, both classes were asked to take part in a variety of activities in which they thought about themselves, who has influenced them and what their interests and goals are. Mrs Barker then took this information to Aldington school and met the class there, whilst Miss Falmer came to meet us at Great Chart.
Last week both classes met for the first time at Singleton Environment Centre, to take part in various activities with a focus on building relationships and confidence. We all had a brilliant day and the children met lots of new friends. We played parachute games, created venn diagrams about our schools and then took part in some team building activities.
On Thursday we are looking forward to travelling to Aldington Primary School to spend the day there. We will be comparing their school to ours and continuing to build our relationships through various activities. Later on in the term, the children of Aldington will come and spend the day at our school to celebrate all we have learnt throughout the project. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the project so far and they are really looking forward to meeting up with their new friends again.