Wherever possible we encourage our pupils to enrich their cultural capital beyond their education within school.
We can experience the cultural landscape through visiting places both locally and further afield.
Bath is a city full of cultural attractions, from historical sites and museums, to theatre and performance venues, to unique art galleries. In addition to being a thriving twenty-first-century city, Bath is a living museum with history and heritage all around us. Examples nearby are:
The Roman Baths
The American Museum
The Holbourne Museum
The Museum of Bath at Work
The Theatre Royal
The Jane Austen Centre
Victoria Art Gallery
Bath World Heritage Centre
The Hershel Museum of Astronomy
In addition many cultural events, shows, activities and exhibitions can also be accessed online from the comfort of our own homes. Some examples are given below:
Explore contemporary art and changing exhibitions, hear from the artists themselves at this world famous gallery.
The Courtald Gallery of Art:
It’s room by room, so start at the beginning with Cranach the Elder’s ‘Adam and Eve’, scoot through the portraits of old dead people in room four and then head straight for the Impressionist and modernist delights of rooms six and seven. Van Gogh, Manet, Kandinsky? Yes please!
Musée d’Orsay, Paris:
You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
Available via the BBCiplayer A series of monologues by award winning play wright Alan Bennett.
A professional orchestra which performs several times throughout the year.
Royal Opera House:
They have continued to provide a full programme of online events, some free and some ticketed, which are definitely worth considering.
Explore some of 8,000,000 artefacts held in Britain’s most popular tourist attraction through this interactive website
Right on our doorstep, take a stroll with google streetview through our very own Roman Baths!
Natural History Museum:
From the Fantastic Beasts of Harry Potter fame to the Blue Whale, explore the galleries of this most iconic of British institutions
Going Beyond The Curriculum
In addition we encourage our pupils and students to follow their interests and go beyond the school curriculum in their learning.
There are many interesting articles, videos, journals and podcasts available online. Many TED talks are also available on the TED website. Teachers will advise on the best sites to use.
In addition during lockdowns some Year 11 and Sixth Form students took the opportunity to complete Open Learn courses in areas they were interested in including Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Business, Politics and Languages. Details of these free courses which are still are available now can be found from the following link.