Philosophy has been keeping enquiring minds busy for thousands of years! These live, online sessions combine lively, fun dialogue that helps children connect to one another, with opportunities for deep thinking and disagreement about juicy, debatable questions. How much can you change a picture before it becomes a lie? Do slugs deserve to eat? While you are silent, does your voice still exist? Is maths invented or discovered? Is the hole in a donut part of the donut?
There are several time slots to choose from for 9-12 years old and for teens. We also run debating and improv workshops for these age groups. For 6-8 years old, we have Philosophy Explorers, travelling the galaxy helping aliens solve their philosophical problems, and one session each week for adults too!
We welcome students from all over the world, and have new afternoon slots convenient for US homeschoolers at 1100 EDT for 9-12 years and 1230 EDT for 13+. Read some student reactions in The New York Times.
How does P4HE work?
Sessions are facilitated on Zoom by Jason Buckley, a leading expert in Philosophy for Children (see www.thephilosophyman.com)
Research by the Education Endowment Foundation suggests philosophy classes can improve children's progress in Maths and English. But we mainly offer these classes because philosophy is "deep fun" that stretches the mind at the same time as being a great way to spend time with others. The Debating and Improv classes are also excellent opportunities to build confidence and creativity - some participants do all three!
Sessions are £25 per student per block of four classes - or you can book a taster session (scroll to the bottom of the events page) for £7 to see if Philosophy, Debating or Improv - or all three - are your thing!