A teacher from Francis Holland School runs "Philosophy for Children" course at Holy Trinity and St Silas

Partner: Holy Trinity and Saint Silas CofE Primary School, NW1, London
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

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.

Aims of the project

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.

Background and goals

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.

Resources

Teacher time for delivery of sessions and also planning time.

Impact

There is a qualitative impact on the ability which young children have to analyse their own thinking.

Pupil involvement

One class of pupils in Year 4 are involved each week (thirty pupils).

Frequency and duration

Ongoing, weekly, since 2015.