Hurst Knoll St James’ Primary School in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, is in an urban area close to the town centre. In contrast, Wood Lane is a village school with surrounding countryside. Because of these contrasting settings the children of both schools will have had similar, but also many different, ‘life’ experiences. It was therefore seen to be the perfect link to expand the cultural experiences of our children.
Our aims (for all children) are to:
- Develop and deepen their understanding of the identity of self and others, issues of diversity, wider communities, equality and national awareness.
- Develop skills of enquiry, critical thinking, reflection and communication.
- Develop trust, empathy, awareness and respect.
- Provide opportunities for children to meet, build new relationships, work together and contribute to the wider community.
- Provide opportunities for adults who work with children to share good practice, increase understanding of issues of identity and community and broaden perspectives.
The programme involves year 4 and 5 in both schools and we are looking forward to some exciting collaborations.
Both schools are already in contact and have written letters to tell each other about their schools and lives.
In the future we are planning to build links through ICT (email, skype, etc) and to organise trips to each others schools and to enjoy social activities in areas accessible to both schools.
To find out more information about Hurst Knoll St. James’ please visit their website:
Details of the aims, objectives and focus of our Partnership with Hurst Knoll St. James’ for 2016-17 can be found in the document below: