01 / 07 / 21
by Nevena Atanasova
The Faith & Belief Forum’s Schools team is launching an exciting new initiative this July!
School Linking Open Day is a celebration of diversity where teachers and their students from all around the UK join together. Amy Ark, F&BF’s Programmes coordinator for Education will introduce you to some brand-new activities we have in store for the next School Linking Year and Nevena Atanasova, F&BF’s Education & Learning Kickstarter will inspire your creativity and broaden your musical horizons with a brand-new approach to interfaith.
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During the sessions we will explore the themes of creating safe spaces, wellbeing, shared spaces, and a call to action. We will begin with a brief introduction where classes will virtually meet and greet each other. Next, we will break off and every teacher will conduct the activities with their own class. We will come back together after each activity to discuss, share and summarise. Activities last for 20 minutes each and require minimum or no preparation in advance. Pieces produced during activities will be shared with the community and on our website. You will also receive free access to an inspiring new resource to support your RE and PSHE delivery!
With the limitations that COVID forced on all of us, it has been extremely difficult or even impossible for people to meet. To respond to the ever-changing situation and continue to provide opportunities for children and teachers to meet, we have adapted our resources and will aim to clarify how our Online Linking Model can be successful.
We value your participation and we really want to connect with you. For your convenience, we are holding two primary and two secondary schools’ sessions from 9:30am to 12pm on the following dates:
These sessions will be held on Zoom and will model how long-distance connections can be as meaningful and as impactful as those in person.
“I hope the pupils will share the lessons learned
through this experience with the other children from the school
as well as with family and friends.” – Lead Teacher, Sikh Primary School
“We have been working
in schools for over 10 years
and reach over 10,000 people every year.”
– Phil Champain, Director F&BF