Cultural Development

Cultural development

Cultural development refers to the development of knowledge and understanding of differing cultural beliefs, customs and traditions. It is an increasing appreciation of the systems of values and attitudes which form the basis of identity and cohesion within societies and groups. In order to make provision for cultural development existing knowledge, interests and experiences are strengthened and then built upon further. In this way pupils gain a deeper understanding of their own culture and the factors which influence it and gain a broader understanding of other cultures and cultural influences. At Sandridge we endeavour to use all areas of the curriculum can to promote and develop cultural awareness, although the arts, music, dance, drama and art are those used more frequently.