Archive: Sep 2009

  1. Big Launch day for The Association of Philosophy for Children in Ipswich

    A wonderful afternoon was held at the Holiday Inn at Ipswich today, when teachers, head teachers, advisers and inspectors attended the launch of the newly formed Association of Philosophy for Children. Many of the Suffolk teachers had visited the Buranda school in Australia and had come back enthused with the ideas of teaching philosophy. There were many teachers who had wonderful examples of how children had been transformed through the teaching of philosophy in their schools. Inspirational talks were also given by Roger Sutcliff, from SAPERE, and Gary Nethercott from Suffolk. How could anyone teach without using philosophy4children?

    The committee, made up mainly of dedicated teachers from Suffolk, along with one or two heads from Norfolk and also Philosophy4Children, has produced a folder for teachers to use in the classroom. A must for all!!

  2. Brilliant afternoon in school!

    We had a wonderful afternoon at Lodge Lane Infant School introducing Philosophy4Children to the children and staff. The children were brilliant for a first attempt – even getting into the nature/nurture debate….pretty sophisticated for a class of year two children! The staff were very enthusiastic and are keen to get started. We look forward to seeing the results later in the year.

  3. Brains hurting as we plan Philosophy4Children assembly themes

    Barbara and Dot, with Tim, are working hard to find the best way to promote philosophical thinking into assembly.

    We are definitely having to think very hard to see how this will work successfully. However, we are loving the challenge and trust the publishers will like our ideas!!