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

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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 Migration Museum, one of London’s newest museums that explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has made us who we are. Our visit will allow students to explore how our nation has been transformed by migration through looking at British heroes of the Holocaust, and the history of some of our most valued institutions, such as the NHS.

We will travel to The Migration Museum on public transport. We will walk to Kidbrooke Station, before taking the train to Lewisham Station, where we will then take a short walk to the Museum. We aim to return to the Academy at approximately 2.30pm, depending on the frequency of the trains. All students should attend school in full school uniform and have with them a coat for the walk to and from Kidbrooke Station. 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