All Together Now - Schools Linking programme

For more information about School Linking 2024 - 2025 please download this letter. 

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What is the All Together Now programme?

It is a School Linking project which has been running in Lancashire since 2017.

This a national initiative, which has been running successfully in primary and secondary schools since 2001. The programme has been developed by The Linking Network, who are based in Bradford. It forges links between communities and enables young people to meet others from a different community who they may not get to meet during their normal day to day lives; helping to develop trust, empathy, awareness and respect.

Benefits to Students

Develops skills of enquiry, critical thinking, reflection and communication.

Develops trust, empathy, awareness and respect.

Provides opportunities for children and young people to meet, build new relationships, work together and contribute to the wider community.

Benefits to Schools

Offers a clear and strategic contribution towards the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.

Provides a meaningful experience of shared values of British citizens in action as children respect diversity and celebrate individual liberty.

Nationally recognised as offering a positive, age appropriate curriculum response to the Prevent Duty.

If you would like further details please contact

01772 538416

The Linking Network

During 2023-24 over fifty classes participated in our primary project. Here is some of their feedback:

"We have absolutely loved the project again this year, thank you so much for all of your support."

Year 5 teacher, Lancs primary school


"It has been amazing! We would very much like to be part of the project next year."

Year 3 teacher, Lancs primary school


"It's about children meeting other children... even if the demographics were identical down to gender and numbers, religions and ethnicity, it's still going to be different because of their own experiences."

Head teacher, Lancs primary school


"We had a great time with [linking school] and taking part in their drama and games sessions... my children are buzzing after today! Roll on meeting up at our schools!"

Class teacher, Lancs primary school


"To be able to engage with other children and to have a purpose to link, that's widening their vocabulary and understanding how you communicate with others"

Head teacher, Lancs primary school


" We as a school have really enjoyed being part of this process this year."

Burscough Village Primary School


" The children are loving it!."

Ormskirk Westend Primary School


" The children had such a wonderful day and it was amazing to see their confidence and communication develop as the day went on. They made new friends with each other and were sad to leave at the end of the day!"

Barden Primary School