Birmingham School Philosothon, March 2017 | lizzylewissapere

On Wednesday 15th March 2017, ninety of the best philosophical minds in Birmingham met at Yardley Wood Community Primary School to attend the city’s first ever inter-school Philosothon. The 7-11 year olds displayed critical, caring, creative and collaborative (‘4C’) thinking skills as they discussed key questions arising from Robert Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess. Fabulous organisation by Lucy Hudson of Yardley Wood resulted in the children being split into four different groups to explore the big philosophical ideas, such as human rights, gender stereotypes, poverty, wealth and selfishness….

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