Developing Cultural Capital
What is Cultural Capital?
Cultural capital can be defined as the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil can draw upon to demonstrate their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence. It is one of the key ingredients that pupils will draw upon to be successful in society, their chosen career and in the world of work. At Hebburn Comprehensive, we work tirelessly to raise aspirations and embed ambition in all of our young people and expose them to a range of experiences to enhance their life chances and enable them to become successful, life-long learners.
We recognise that for pupils to be successful citizens of the future, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital. We do this in a number of ways: through our curriculum, extra-curricular clubs and activities, trips and visits and careers activities.
We recognise that there are six key areas of development that are interconnected and contribute to building pupils’ cultural capital:
- Personal Development
- Social Development, including political and current affairs awareness
- Physical Development
- Spiritual Development
- Moral Development
- Cultural development
Nothing is more important for our children’s education than ensuring they are supported and have the opportunity they need to thrive in a diverse, modern Britain.