Year 8 Cultural Capital Week – Friday 14th to Thursday 20th July 2023

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Dear Parents/Carers,

Further to my letter dated 6th June regarding the exciting paid-for activities students will experience during Cultural Capital Week, please find below the programme of the week for Year 8 students.

Between Friday 14th July and Thursday 20th July, the normal student timetable will be suspended for our Cultural Capital Week. 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.

All students will be engaged in a variety of experiences throughout the Academy week. For activities taking place on site, students will follow the structure and timings of the Academy day. Students will work in groups on interdisciplinary projects and activities which will help them develop a range of skills and the characteristics of the MYP Learner Profile, such as communication, enquiry and balance. Students will need their Chromebook for all onsite events.

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.


Whole Academy Sports Day

Our annual sporting event will decide the winner of the inter-house cup.

8.25am to 2.45pm

Students taking part to wear full Academy P.E. Kit. All other students should wear their full summer school uniform.


External visit:

STEM: Chessington World of Adventures

8.25am to 6.00pm

Students can wear their own clothes; these must be suitable for an active day, therefore shorts, skirts and tops/t-shirts must be of an appropriate length. Cropped tops and hot-pant shorts are not permitted. Footwear must be shoes or trainers, no crocs or flip-flops are permitted.


STEM: Crest Challenge

8.25am to 2.45pm

Students taking part in the STEM challenge must wear their full summer school uniform.

Cultural Day


  • Geography Field Trip (Group 1)
  • Gravity @ Bluewater trip

8.25am to 2.45pm

Students participating in the Geography trip can wear their own clothes, suitable for fieldwork – long trousers or leggings, walking shoes or comfortable trainers. Fashion trainers are not recommended.


  • African Drums & Art and Design Workshops. Students will carousel across a drumming workshop, dance workshop and an art and design focused session in either Food and Catering, Textiles, Art, Design and Technology.

8.25am to 2.45pm

Students remaining in school should wear their full summer school uniform.

Community Day (Onsite)

Students explore in detail peer-to-peer violence and exploitation. These vital sessions are part of our legal and statutory obligations under the National Curriculum to teach students Citizenship.

8.25am to 2.00pm

Students to wear full summer school uniform.

Careers Day


  • Geography field trip (group 2)
  • Go Ape

8.25am to 2.45pm

Students participating in the Geography and Go Ape trips should wear their Academy branded P.E. kit.


  • Web design and journalism workshops. Students will document the events across the week, working as journalists to create their own website.

8.25am to 2.45pm

Students remaining in school should wear their full summer uniform.

Should you have any questions regarding the Cultural Capital programme, please do contact us at the Academy using the email address. A Google Form for consent will be sent to those attending external trips shortly.

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 and Deputy Head of Turing School