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Stockport schools linking programme

The Stockport schools linking programme provides opportunities for children, young people and teachers to meet, build new relationships, work together and contribute to the wider community. It also helps to develop trust, empathy, awareness and respect between communities.

The programme began in Stockport in September 2009 and has established successful cross-authority links with schools in Manchester and Tameside. There are currently 28 schools linked on the programme.

The schools, children and young people explore the concepts of identity, diversity, equality and community together both in their classrooms and through actual linking meetings. The programme is underpinned by on-going reflection and four key questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Who are we?
  • Where do we live?
  • How do we all live together?

The children meet each other on several occasions throughout the year both at neutral locations and at each others schools.

We have worked in partnership with various local locations and facilitators including:

  • Romiley Forum Theatre
  • Stockport Sports Trust
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The Development Education Project
  • Hat Works
  • Lyme Park
  • local community artists

For more information please get in touch by emailing eds.admin@stockport.gov.uk or calling 0161 477 9000.