This section includes videos to use in the classroom, videos sharing case studies of schools linking work across the country and videos for teacher training


Two headteachers from Stockport, talking about why their schools link and the benefit to their students. Includes footage of the children’s linking day and talk from both Heads.

A promotional film which is ideal for audiences outside the world of education.

Secondary promotional video, ideal for promoting linking to schools

Primary promotional video, ideal for promoting linking to schools

‘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.

This new 1 minute video clip has been made by the Climate Change Coalition to support the #showthelove campaign

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.

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.

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.

This video made by a Year 5 Primary Class to share with their link class is so simple – yet creates such a welcome for the link class before their visit. We especially love the home made keyhole – feels within reach for us!

Here Matt Goodfellow kindly reads a few of his poems aloud from the poetry book The Same Inside for teachers to share with their classes.