What is Cultural Capital?
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a child will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success.
Cultural capital gives a child power. It helps them achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital.
Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
Experiences beyond the school gates.
Each year, our teaching staff meet to plan whole school and class trips that feed into the cultural capital ethos. In the last two years children have: had residential trips in the Lake District and in London; had a whole school trip to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool for a pantomime; held 'Beach School' at Southport Beach; visited The Jorvik Viking Centre in York; visited Chester Zoo as a whole school; walked across West Lancashire on guided walks to camp overnight at an adventure centre; had visits from French theatre companies such as Onatti Productions; had visits from lots of different parents during our 'Career's Week'; had lots of animals in school for 'Pet's Week'; CAFOD and the NSPCC have hosted whole school assemblies; visited Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall to hear live orchestral music; ensure we have visits to our local museums in Liverpool, Manchester and Bolton; and we also encourage parents to visit us termly for assemblies, whole-school charity events, and PTFA events.