Cultural Development for disadvantaged students
Not all students have access, through circumstances, to cultural opportunities in their day to day lives. We provide a range of cultural opportunities specifically targeted towards students who are disadvantaged. These aim to widen students’ opportunities and future ambitions.
2019/2020 projects include:
Year 7 Outdoor Experiences: Students are given the opportunities to develop a love of the outdoors, including opportunities to engage with bushcraft skills, forest activities, walking and hiking.
Theatre and the arts: A planned programme to take students to the theatre, outdoor performances and local arts/culture experiences across the years.
Creating and appreciating local culture: Students are taken to a range of local cultural sites, including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the York galleries to inspire students to create their own photography portfolios.
Cultural Cities: Students are taken to three cultural city trips, including Liverpool, Manchester and London. Students explore religious, sporting, art and food venues in each city.
British Values and the School’s Christian Values
Under-pining all our work on Personal Development are the four Christian values: justice, compassion, trust and forgiveness. Throughout our Personal Development plan, these are closely linked to the British values of “Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.” “Justice and trust” are closely linked to “democracy and the rule of law”. “Individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance” are again closely linked, reflecting the school’s values of “compassion and forgiveness”. Students are given frequent opportunities to reflect upon both the British Values and our distinct Christian Values in collective worship, tutor time, lessons and enrichment/cultural opportunities.