3 Ways To Develop Students’ Cultural Capital

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How can teachers continue to offer enrichment experiences and build social and cultural capital in the current economic climate?

Lyfta is an award-winning immersive learning platform where teachers can easily build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life.

1. Cultural capital and enrichment

As a result of the pandemic, there has been, unfortunately, a loss of enrichment experiences throughout education. The challenges the education sector faces are undeniable. There are real concerns about the ongoing impact and the cost of the living crisis on pupils and communities.

To support schools with their curriculum offer and to help students become immersed in enrichment opportunities, Lyfta – an award-winning teaching and learning platform – helps to engage and inspire digitally-native young people, fostering critical skills and values to help them navigate our changing world. Teachers report that regular exposure to Lyfta’s rich human stories is helping young people  develop vital knowledge, skills and understanding.

2. Valuable and cost-effective experiences

Lyfta LogoWhilst we all understand that real-life experiences are also important for children, Lyfta’s rich educational and cultural experiences cost a fraction of a single school trip. For example, a whole school trip for 200 pupils may cost ~£3K in coach hire alone. In contrast, Lyfta’s costs are tiny in comparison, can be undertaken weekly or monthly, and with no travel, organisational and risk-assessment headaches.

Children can access:

  1. Live lessons delivered by our engagement team.
  2. World exploration through the 360° spaces on the platform.
  3. Question and answer sessions with a variety of specialists and sports people.
  4. Child-centred documentaries.

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Students will go behind the scenes on a virtual school trip and explore interactive 360° spaces, including the main stage, orchestra pit, ballet studio and much more. Find out more and take advantage of this free end-of-term virtual theatre trip with your class: Secure your place!

3. Cost-effective enrichment

With budgets and purse strings stretched to breaking point, many children won’t have the opportunity to experience festive outings, so Lyfta’s virtual experiences are the perfect way to fill the gap!

Lyfta offers subscribers access to 60+ human story experiences worldwide, with more added every term. Teachers can access two of the story worlds (to meet a beachcomber in Cornwall, UK and a tour guide at the visitors’ centre in Awra Amba, Ethiopia) completely free when they register for a Lyfta Starter account.

Why not give the free content a trial?

Teachers and school leaders are looking for ways to improve attendance and student engagement with school, closing the achievement, cultural and social capital gaps. Lyfta could be an additional curriculum experience for you …

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