Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a student 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. 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.
At Manor, we recognise that for students to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.
The school recognises that there are six key areas of development that are interrelated and cumulatively contribute to the sum of a student’s cultural capital:
Well done to these four. They were really kind to a younger girl they didn’t know as she waited in her wheelchair with her dad at the bus stop. Being kind is the best attribute of all. Well done boys, really proud of you 👏👏👏👍
Congratulations to this week’s Principal’s Award Winners. They are all stars 🌟