Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education with a wide range of enriching experiences. These experiences reflect the child’s environment and develop their many skills such as resilience and confidence, as well as promoting their social interactions, their relationships and culture.


Examples of some of the experiences are:

  • Spend an afternoon at the beach
  • Stand with bare feet at water’s edge
  • Make a sandcastle
  • Visit an art gallery
  • Create a class collage
  • Watch a dance from a different continent of the world and try to copy the steps.
  • Chat to elderly residents in our community 
  • Learn to skip
  • Learn about a key figure from history during Black History Month
  • Plant some bulbs and watch them grow
  • Take leaf rubbings
  • Taste a new fruit from around the world
  • Learn to play a board game
  • Make Gingerbread 
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Go fruit picking 
  • Put on a Puppet Show
  • Borrow a book from the library
  • Join an extra-curricular club
  • Make a Treasure Map