A teacher from Francis Holland School runs "Philosophy for Children" course at Holy Trinity and St Silas
One teacher from Francis Holland School offers sessions at Holy Trinity and St Silas Primary School one afternoon each week. The aim is to encourage philosophical enquiry in young minds.
The aim is to encourage philosophical enquiry in young minds and this project is based on work which goes on here at Francis Holland School and through the teachings of "Sapere" which is a national charity specialising in philosophy for children.
This project has been running for three years and is the brainchild of one teacher who, semi-retired, wanted to offer time and support to other schools.
Teacher time for delivery of sessions and also planning time.
There is a qualitative impact on the ability which young children have to analyse their own thinking.
One class of pupils in Year 4 are involved each week (thirty pupils).
Ongoing, weekly, since 2015.