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- Education Professionals
Oldham is a divided town. Some of its primary schools cover a 100 per cent white catchment area whilst others are 100 per cent Asian.
In 2000, the LEA set up a linking project to connect 50 primary schools divided along ethnic lines.
In this programme we look at two schools in the scheme; Freehold Primary, which has children of mainly Asian heritage, and Mather Street Primary, a school with predominantly white children.
Here we see Year 3 children from Freehold take part in an RE lesson at Mather Street, whilst Mather Street's Year 5 does philosophy at Freehold.
Two other schools in the scheme have organised shared activities at an outdoor pursuits centre.
Part of the series: Inspirations