For children of all ages and abilities, from everywhere
Age 6 to 8
A mix of fun, brain stretching games, stories and discussions that will build confidence and thinking skills and introduce some weird and wonderful questions from the world of philosophy. Rather than having a fixed programme, each block of four sessions will be tailored to the children in the group. The sessions are embedded within an ongoing story. We've been travelling the galaxy, but from next term we'll be taking to the high seas in a new nautical adventure, travelling from island to island meeting people with unusual problems to solve. If you were bigger than your parents, who would be in charge? If your sister takes the best seat in front of the TV while you are helping your dad, whose seat is it? How should a crew of pirates share out their treasure? How would you explain what a chair is to an alien? Each session is one hour long.
Age 9 to 12, 13+
Philosophy for Home Education. 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?
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P4HE also offers Debate Club and Improv Club for ages 9 to 12 and for teens.
Age 6 to 8
We've been looking at how to bring the fun of our improv and debating workshops to a younger age group, and we're pleased to announce the arrival of Chatterboxes. Whereas Philosophy Explorers features an ongoing story with the emphasis on juicy, interesting questions, Chatterboxes is more game-based, drawing on activities from the worlds of improv, debating and role-playing, all tweaked with this age group in mind. Lots of fun and silliness, but all in the serious cause of creating confident speakers and performers who are happy to share their imaginations with others.
Age 9 to 11, 12+
An evening class from GIFT
P4HE Improv Club
Age 9 to 12, 13+
Improv is one of the best ways to develop your creativity and performance skills. Every week in improv is a chance for new stories, games and characters. So you get the chance to be lots of different people as well as yourself!
This is proving so popular with 9-12s that we are adding new sessions each month. Whether you already love a good argument, or would like to be confident in getting your voice out there, this course is the place to build your skills. Speaking opportunities include being a Joke Teller, Good Newscaster, Inspirer, Didyouknowist, Wordmonger or Mythologist, as well as formal debating and responding. Regular debaters can also receive an Unsecret Mission that suits their strengths as a speaker.
We have a lot of fun, and each week you can see the participants growing in their ability to think on their feet, express themselves clearly and hold the attention of an audience.