Archive: Sep 2014

  1. Hectic but oh so worth it

    Philosophy4Children headed off to Rayleigh for an early morning meeting, followed by a training session in Canterbury in the afternoon. We clocked up a lot of miles that day but were rewarded by the warmth and enthusiasm of the staff in both schools. At the end of the day staff were buzzing and saying that they couldn’t wait to get into their classrooms the next day and begin a philosophy session for themselves. In a subsequent email the head teacher wrote “I am pleased to say that FOUR teachers tried Philosophy the very next day and we are also the proud owners of a ‘Wonder Wall’ in year 5 & 6. Thank you!” This makes all the travelling so worth while.

  2. Warm and friendly – professional and efficient.

    “Warm and friendly – yet professional and efficient.”

    This is one of the many comments about our presentation style following an Inset training session near Bristol at the start of the term. Here are some more:

    “The leaders were very knowledgeable and clearly talking from experience.”

    “Very knowlegeable. Explained concepts and potential pitfalls well.”

    “Super, practical activities, lots of resouces and time for questions.”

    “Very clear and interesting. Lots of variation – group work, discussion, film clips.”