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:

  • Take part in an outdoor activity day/week
  • Write and perform a speech about an issue that affects the local community 
  • Learn how to access the news 
  • Take part in a World War 2 theme day 
  • Identify the role that Commonwealth countries played in World War 2.
  • Lead whole school Remembrance Service
  • Gather friends signatures on a leaving shirt
  • Become a buddy to a Reception class child
  • Vote for/be selected to be a House Captain, a member of the Liturgy team or Sports Captain
  • Lead groups of children in praying the Rosary
  • Show prospective parents around the school 
  • Visit Southend-on-Sea and enjoy an ice cream
  • Find out the role of local police and solve a crime!
  • Lip sync and dance to a pop song
  • Reserach key scientists during Black History Month
  • Lead a science fair for British science week
  • Prepare and serve afternoon tea 
  • Eat marshmallows cooked by an open fire
  • Learn to play the flute or clarinet
  • Showcase talents in an end of year performance
  • Research local charities and plan an event