Bristol School Linking

Schools photo 2 

Schools Logo

Bristol School Linking builds relationships between children across our city, encouraging a sense of togetherness, challenging prejudice and stereotypes, and contributing to a more cohesive city. The project twins year 5 primary classes from demographically diverse schools across Bristol for a year long programme. Together the children from those classes explore four key questions together:

Who am I? – exploring identity

Who are we? – celebrating diversity

Where do we live? – promoting community 

How do we all live together? – championing equality

The project is free, flexible and fully resourced, and the curriculum is mapped to SMSC requirements.

Find out more by watching this video:

Here’s what some Bristol schools told us about the impact of the project over last academic year:

"One of the most powerful aspects was children beginning to reflect about themselves - they learnt more about who they are, what they do, and what they take for granted."

"They saw that kids living 20 minutes away had a really different life experience than them."

"They want to do it again next year - either with the same schools or different, and take it further!"

We are delighted to be partnering with the Arnolfini this academic year. Who are supporting us to celebrate the work the children do together and to make school exchanges and meetings possible.

Bristol School Linking is part of  The Linking Network and backed by the DfE, MHCLG, Pears Foundation and the Dulverton Trust.

We think Bristol children should be part of this incredible adventure!

If you would like to find out more, or get your class involved, please contact Anna Wright, Bristol School Linking project manager, at

Follow us on Twitter: @LinkingBristol


Supported by:

Department for Education.svg MHCLG Pears Logo COLOURThe Linking Network logo
We use cookies

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.