Year 7 Cultural Capital Day, The British Museum – Wednesday 29th March 2023

A small group of students are pictured conversing with each other in the Library area in the academy building. One is seen carrying a Chromebook laptop in her hands as she speaks.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Three times a year the normal student timetable is suspended and we offer students an alternative array of exciting, enriching and rewarding experiences: enhancing the curriculum, building the cultural capital of students and further developing their interpersonal skills that will underscore their successful development to adulthood. These days are referred to as Cultural Capital Days and are proudly one of the highlights of the academy calendar.

The second Cultural Capital Day of this academic year will be on Wednesday 29th March. All Year 7 students will be going on a free trip, the cost of which is fully covered by the Academy.

For this Cultural Capital Day, your child will be visiting The British Museum, linking to their study of masks and cultures in Art. Students will discover the many wild and wonderful depictions of animals found in the Museum’s collection; from shape-shifting dolphins to the famous crowd-pulling Gayer-Anderson cat, and discover some of the stories behind the objects.

We will travel to The British Museum on public transport – by bus to the Woolwich Elizabeth Line Station where we will take the train to Tottenham Court Road. From there, we will take a short walk to The British Museum. We aim to return to the Academy at approximately 3.00pm, depending on the frequency of the trains. All students should attend school in full school uniform and are advised to bring appropriate outdoor clothing for walking to and from stations. They will also need to bring their own packed lunch. Students who are eligible for a Free School Meal will be provided a packed lunch.

Please complete the permission slip using this link by Friday 10th March 2023.

Please contact a member of your child’s Small School team if you have any questions about our Cultural Capital Days,

Yours faithfully,

Mrs H Panton
Deputy Head of Turing School