Schools Link is a voluntary organisation that aims to promote support
for schools in the Greater London area by Livery Companies of the
City of London and their members, helping to prepare young people
for the world of work.
We seek to act as the link between schools in need of help and
members of the Livery who wish to offer assistance in any form.
We act as a forum for the exchange of ideas and best practice in
the field and maintain links with the educational community. We
also run occasional events for our members on relevant topics. This
can range from one day events to ongoing partnerships with a school.
You can use this site to find out more about what
we do and how to get involved.
Our mission is to assist children from less advantaged backgrounds
to receive an enhanced educational experience at school and to have
their personal aspirations raised, thereby increasing their employability
and career options.
We are always looking for more members and for more ways to help
young people so if you are a school or Livery company based in London,
please get in touch.
You can also read all our latest news and upcoming events in our
members' Bulletin. You can also read our latest Chairman's Report.
News: ENDURING STORIES FROM THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO WW1 DISCOVERED
Livery Schools Link is thrilled to announce this exciting project. Working with 13 schools and16 Livery Companies and funded by a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are embarking on a creative journey through the supply chain to the First World War. Click here to read more.
News: National Lottery support helps students explore and reveal the stories behind the scenes of WW1
Livery Schools Link has won a £99,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the WW1 project ‘Echoes across the Century’.
This project hopes to engage students with the heritage of the City Livery Companies through the supply chain to WW1.
Livery Schools Link has lined up 15 Livery Companies to work with 13 schools across London in a project enabling students aged between 7 and 17 to explore the role of trades and industries in the supply chain to WW1.
Students will explore the history of these Companies, some dating from the 12th century, and some more recent, and discover how the trades and skills were needed in WW1. Students will reveal what they learn in artwork, working with a professional artist.
They will have an opportunity to meet and work with a range of professionals which will give them an insight into the trades and professions still linked to the heritage of these Livery Companies.
After the exhibitions in each partner school, all the artwork created by students from all 13 schools will be curated for a major exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the summer of 2017.
Open to the public, the three month long exhibition will facilitate a series of events revealing the heritage of the Livery Companies and their role in the supply chain to an even wider range of students and Liverymen.
The outcomes of the project, to ensure that this heritage is better explained and understood, will be met thanks to National Lottery support.
A huge team of volunteers, teachers and students will now begin their journey through this fascinating world, thus far largely undiscovered.
The artwork and a book about “Echoes across the Century” will provide a lasting legacy to this HLF funded project.
Livery Schools Link is very grateful to the generous support of the City of London at the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Livery Companies and schools participating in the project.
About the Heritage Lottery Fund:
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife.