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Cultural Capital

Curriculum Enrichment & Cultural Capital

 

What is Cultural Capital?

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success in our stratified society.

Cultural capital gives a pupil 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 pupils the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.

 

How do we promote Cultural Capital for Our Pupils?

We recognise that for pupils to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.

Each subject taught within the school day makes its own contribution to pupils’ cultural capital development.

Our curriculum aims to combine knowledge with experience and judgement on what pupils see. The three elements that the Oxford Dictionary uses to define wisdom. Pupils participate in a wealth of trips, visits and experiences, supported by a wide range of extra-curricular clubs. 

 

 

We believe in the philosophy: "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand".

Enrichment opportunities and provision map

Student Council2023-2024

Student Council 2022-2023

Introducing this year’s student councillors, as voted for by their class peers.

KS2 Student Councillors Meet The Mayor.

KS2 Student Councillors we’re lucky enough to visit Sefton Mayor Cllr Clare Louise Carragher at Bootle Town Hall. She showed them around her chambers and offices. She spoke to them about her role and was happy to answer the many questions they had.

Student Council-Internet Safety Ambassadors drop-in sessions 2022-2023

Councillor Visit

Our Student Council welcomed our school governor and Councillor, Paulette Lappin to one of our meetings. She spoke about her job as a councillor and answered any questions they had.

STRAND Schools Partnership

Our Year 6 councillors met with student councillors from other local schools to discuss internet safety.

Our Year 6 councillors joined other councillors from STRAND Partnership schools at Bootle Town Hall for a debate on social media. Sefton Mayor Cllr Clare Louise Carragher, Bootle MP Peter Dowd and local councillors were also there.

Children's University Graduation

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Our first Year of Children's University was a huge success and we are so proud of our whole school community for making this happen. We can't wait for next year!

Children's University Graduation-Our First Year

Student Council 2021-2022

After working on an Internet Safety and Conduct project, spreading awareness on the dangers of using the internet and how to stay safe online, through the school year our Year 6 councillors spent an afternoon at Bootle Town Hall. There they presented the project to other local schools, Chief Executive Of Sefton Council Dwayne Johnson, Member Of Parliament for Bootle Peter Dowd and the Mayor Of Sefton Cllr Clare Louise Carragher.

Internet Safety Ambassadors 

Internet Safety Drop In Sessions

As part of our Student Council year long project on Internet Safety and Conduct our Year 6 councillors took on a new role as Internet Safety Ambassadors. Part of their role was to hold monthly internet safety drop in sessions during lunchtime.

Spreading Their Internet Safety Message Through KS1 and Foundation

Our Internet Safety Ambassadors read stories with safe internet use messages to the younger children of our school.

STRAND Partnership School Council Project 2021-2022

This year our school project is to focus on internet safety. We aim to spread awareness across our school and local community.

The first way we aim to do this is producing internet safety posters which we will display around school and also in local places such as shops, community centres and medical waiting rooms.

Other Student Council Initiatives 2021-2022

Reading

It was suggested by student councillors that KS2 children should be given more opportunities to read to younger children. Staff agreed that this was a good idea and one person from each KS2 class read to an infant class at the end of Friday afternoon each week. It soon became a part of the week that everyone looked forward to, KS2 children were eager to add their name to the readers list and our infant children were excited to see who would read to them that week.

Litter Picking

A student councillor suggested we give children opportunities to clear the litter from the school grounds at break times. Students loved getting involved and there are always lots of people eager to help.

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