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Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX

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As part of the school’s work with the 3 Faiths Forum and following the successful link day that took place between 3H and Year 4 at the Olive School last term, we were very happy to host a follow-up ‘link day’ between the two classes at William Patten. The children of both schools were very excited to see the friends they had made during the last link day and the children worked well on a range of activities throughout the day exploring the theme ‘Who are we?’  As part of their work, the children talked about their individual identities and about the community they share and how different people in a community can make links, recognise similarities and respect differences. Founded 16 years ago, 3FF works to build understanding and lasting relationships between people of all faiths and non-religious beliefs. The School Linking programme works with around 45 schools across London, and has been proved to help young people feel secure in their own identity, while building confidence, as they interact positively with people of different backgrounds and beliefs. This special day began with a Key Stage 2 assembly to welcome our visitors and to provide an opportunity for the children from Years 3 – 6 to also consider the themes of the day, as well as share how different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds are celebrated at William Patten and within the school community. As the visit coincided with Ramadan, the children also had an opportunity in class to learn more about this holy month in the Islamic calendar and how it is being observed by Muslim families at both schools. We are looking forward to continuing our link with the Olive School as part of the schools’ work within the 3 Faiths Forum.