Activities for a linking day

A range of activities recommend for use on a linking day.  We always welcome feedback and new ideas – please get in touch if you would like to share your experiences.

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Building Bridges Pendle runs a linking programme in Pendle as part of the national linking programme. This video shows students from two secondary schools who have come together over the space of two months to design and deliver a community cohesion project.

An example of a linking day plan made for teachers visiting a neutral venue.

Geoscapes

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Active ideas for the classroom: name & lie, geoscape mapping & drama.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

Over 20 ideas for circle games and warm up activities.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

An initiative building task and fun challenge for students.

KS2 | 25 Mins | Teacher led

This activity provides instructions and criteria for success for a Tower Building Egg Holding Challenge, which can be used as a class linking visit activity.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led, group activity

Hand Art

Primary
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This activity provides instructions for a linking art activity in pairs that can be used on a primary class visit.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led, group activity

This resource gives ideas for drama games a primary teacher can lead during a second linking class visit of the year. Ideal for a classroom sized space.

KS2 | 45 – 60 Mins | Teacher led, group activity

These slides can be adapted to welcome students from another school, explain icebreakers and finally explain reflective activities at the end of the day for the two linking classes.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led, group activity

This resource allows children to reflect on what they enjoy and why, then use their creativity and team work to create something unique.