Year 7 Cultural Capital July Programme

The Halley Academy Letter image

Dear Parent/Carer,

Year 7 Cultural Capital Week: Monday 15th July to Thursday 18th July 2024

Our Cultural Capital programme for this academic year concludes in the final week of module 6.  Between Monday 15th July and Thursday 18th July, the normal student timetable will be suspended for our Cultural Capital Week. All students will be engaged in a variety of experiences throughout the week, curated to compliment their learning across this year and into the next academic year. 

A number of students will be attending the Kingswood Isle of Wight, residential across this week. We wish these students a bon voyage and look forward to hearing about their exciting adventures when they return. All other students are expected to attend the Academy as usual. For many of the activities planned across this week, students will work in groups on interdisciplinary projects that will help them develop a range of skills and the characteristics of the MYP Learner Profile, such as communication, enquiry and balance. 

Where there are costs to trips such as GoApe Tree Tops and Gravity Trampoline, this has been detailed in the schedule overleaf. All payments are to be made on ParentPay. All trips are on a first-come-first-served basis and are non-refundable or transferable. Bookings for trips will go live on Monday 10th June. 

For activities that take place on-site, students will follow an adjusted structure and timings of the Academy day, including possible changes to lunch and break times, all of which will be communicated to students ahead of time. Students will need their Chromebooks and usual equipment, and unless stated below, all students should attend the Academy in their full Academy uniform. Please be aware that some activities and events may conclude after or slightly before the usual time of the Academy day.  Students will return to their normal timetable for the final day of the academic year.

  • Description: Students will participate in practical drone flying sessions, and consider the use of drones in the future through a series of workshops.
  • Dress Code: All students should wear their full Academy uniform.
  • Description: Students will have workshops delivered by professionals on keeping safe online and around the community.
  • Dress Code: All students should wear their full Academy uniform.
  • Description: Students will conclude their drones session, culminating in group presentations.
  • Dress Code: All students should wear their full Academy uniform.
  • Museums: Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University, Museum of London, National Portrait Gallery or National Army Museum
  • Description: Students will visit a range of different museums, some including the conclusion of the museum carousel from the previous Cultural Capital Days.
  • Dress Code: All students should wear their full Academy uniform.
  • Challenges: Go Ape Tree Tops & High Ropes (£32.17 – 30 spaces), Gravity Trampoline Park (£10 – 30 spaces)
  • Description: Some students will have the option of a paid-for experience on this day (as detailed above).
  • Dress Code: Students attending Go Ape and Gravity only should wear their PE kit. The Academy P.E. kit consists of: plain black sports shorts or plain black tracksuit bottoms, sports socks and running trainers. Leggings, cycling shorts, fashion trainers, Crocs or other branded sports wear is not permitted.
  • Museum Day: National Portrait Gallery or Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University
  • Description: Students not selected for a paid-for trip will be assigned to one of the museum visits, as part of the final carousel.
  • Dress Code: All students should wear their full Academy uniform.
  • Students to attend the academy as usual for the last day of the academic year.

Should you have any questions regarding the Cultural Capital programme, please contact us at the Academy using the admin@thehalleyacademy.org.uk email address. 

We hope that this Cultural Capital Week will provide experiences that will be genuinely inspiring and transformative for our students.

Yours faithfully, 

Hayley Panton | Assistant Principal/Deputy Head of Turing School