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 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 student power and 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 students the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
In primary provision, cultural capital means actively exposing children to a variety of cultural experiences. The experiences that will help children in building background knowledge which will enable them to become socially mobile. Schools are ideally placed to provide and facilitate learners’ exposure to valuable long-life experiences.
Our Cultural Capital
At Langwith Bassett Junior Academy, our curriculum is designed to instil high aspirations in all of our children and to encourage them to become resilient, life-long learners who embrace challenges and continue to grow and develop their cultural capital. Our children will be inspired to follow whichever path they choose whilst being well-rounded, conscientious global citizens. Our "Respect" values of
- R - Responsibility
- E - Enthusiasm
- S - Sense of pride
- P - Perseverance
- E - Empathy
- C - Curiosity
- T - Teamwork
all enrich and underpin our curriculum to ensure our children are prepared and equipped to succeed in their futures in an ever changing world.
“Education for global citizenship helps enable young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place.” - Oxfam.org.uk