Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

Socrates, 470-399 BC

Philosopher

Philosophy for Children, also referred to as P4C, is a subject that enables children to think with others and for themselves. Children learn and engage with four key skills in P4C which are: caring, collaborative, creative and critical. Within their P4C lessons, children explore big ideas that exist both in education and their day-to-day lives. Children also take part in dialogue and enquiry to help them to think, speak, listen and learn to live together more effectively. 

Memories in Hepworth Class

Memories in Hepworth Class

The concept that children in Hepworth class chose to discuss in their recent P4C lesson was memory. The lesson started with a lively starter about whether they'd rather be the world's fastest runner or own the world's fastest car: Uzair: I'd rather be the fastest...

What is a collaborative thinker?​

What is a collaborative thinker?​

. . . This is the question that Delaunay were posed in P4C yesterday. During the lesson, they were tasked with testing each other's capacity for listening and responding, and there were smiles all around.  This half term, we will continue to use our lessons to...

Art teacher training

Art teacher training

Last week we hosted the second art & design training day led by Lansbury Lawrence to London East Teacher Training Alliance (LETTA) trainee teachers. We have led our training in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. The first session was held at the gallery,...