Cultural Capital

What is Cultural Capital?
 
Cultural Capital can be defined in many different ways. At Beech Hill, we are committed to giving children a range of experiences throughout their time in our school from Early Years to Year 6. These can include everything from visiting a farm, to taking part in a sports event, to visiting a museum or going on a residential trip. All these varied experiences amount to give the children the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need for life. We will broaden the children's minds and introduce them to new places, cultures and careers that they might have never encountered before. We hope that these experiences will enrich the children's education, give them enjoyment and help the children to become successful in the future. This is what we mean by Cultural Capital. 
Below is a selection of the different Cultural Capital visits and opportunities we offer at Beech Hill:
 
Nursery
Visiting Santa at the farm
Mini beasts and butterfly magic at Scotswood Nature Gardens
 
Reception
Pantomine visit at the Tyne Theatre
Nature Treasure Hunt at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Library visit
Beach trip
 
Year 1
Visit to Gibside National Trust
Learning about trees at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Library visit
Beach trip
 
Year 2
Sunderland Winter Gardens
Gibside National Trust
Scotswood Nature Gardens
Centre for Life
Library visit
Beach trip
 
Year 3
Seed dispersal at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Pond dipping, planting and growing at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Badminiton at the Tyneside Badminton Centre
Multi-skills at Walker Activity Dome
Library visit
Beach trip
 
Year 4
WW2 at the Discovery Museum
STEM at the Discovery Museum
Habitats and pond dipping at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Team building residential at Berwick 
Romans at Vindolands
Swimming
Library visit
Beach trip
 
Year 5
Wallington Hall National Trust
Careers visitors (eg. police, solicitor, pharmaceuticalist)
Meet an author at the Royal Grammar School
Team games at Walker Activity Dome
Willow craft at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Pizza making at Pizza Express
London Residential
Discovery Museum's STEM careers fayre
Planting and growing at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Library visit
Beach trip
 
Year 6
Safety works.
Careers visitors (eg. police, solicitor, pharmaceuticalist)
Discovery Museum's STEM careers fayre
Map making at Scotswood Nature Gardens
Robin Wood - end of Beech Hill celebration
Library visit
Beach trip.