‘I come from courage and trying something new. I come from friendship. I come from respect. We are one who have the courage to help others who need help.’ This video has been made by a group of Rochdale Primary Schools. Many of these schools are part of the Rochdale Schools Linking Programme. Great for an assembly starter for any of us in primary schools – in Rochdale and further afield.Read full article
By Linda Sarah ISBN-13: 978-1471119255
This book is an excellent primary read for anyone wanting to weave caring for the environment into their primary school linking class visits. Caring about something beyond ourselves and having a shared goal is a great way to form confident connections with others.
By Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross ISBN: 978-1402763465
A great book for Philosophical Conversations about seeing life from different perspectives.Read full article
By Malala Yousafzai ISBN-13: 978-0316319577
This book is a thoughtfully written, beautifully illustrated text which is age appropriate for use in primary school. We have seen it used to inspire all children about education and also about girls’ empowerment.Read full article
This assembly helps children think about what they love about the world. It uses the fantastic ideas and resources from the #Showthelove campaign which is supported by over 100 charities including the Woodland Trust, National Trust as well as many faith and community groups.Finding similarities about the things we care about is a powerful way of building connections between children in linking classes and across a school.Read full article
This new 1 minute video clip has been made by the Climate Change Coalition to support the #showthelove campaignRead full article
This is a montage created by the Great Get Together showing pairs and groups of people sharing cards on which they have written things they have in common and things that are different. It can be used as a stimulus for linking classes to explore and find commonalities and differences between themselves and then create cards for a shared video.Read full article
Our Story is a sensitive, thoughtful video which shares the insight and advice of some young people who have made their home in Rochdale. It was made Rochdale Council and M6 Theatre by Kilogramme and the young people themselves have done the voiceover.Read full article
Based on a true story – Alia Muhammad Baker is the librarian in Basra, Iraq. For years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books . When war arrives Alia struggles to save her community’s priceless collection of books … a book for every school library.Read full article
This book wonderfully explain and illustrates Human Rights in practice with powerful images of each right in practice in the positive. Haven’t used this book yet but can’t wait to share with children and young people.Read full article
By Fiona Roberton ISBN-13: 978-1444916720
‘A Tale of Two Beasts’ is a great book to help children grasp the idea that we all see life from a different perspective. It contains two stories – The Strange Beast’ and the ‘The Terrible Beast’. The child in the story assumes she knows what the animal wants – but never asks.
This video shows Imam Qari and Rabbi Esther holding cards on which they have written similarities and differences that they have identified including that they both love a cup of tea, both live in Yorkshire and then follow different faiths. It can be used as a stimulus for linking classes.Read full article