Forthcoming Courses

Forthcoming Courses

 Most of our training is delivered as whole school training at your setting as a closed course, so we only offer one or two open courses a term. Find out more about our bespoke courses and whole school training (via twilight training or through school INSET days), or please do get in touch ! Please contact us now to reserve your place on 

Many of our courses have now moved to online delivery via zoom, easy to access whether at home or school

P4C for Early Years (£25)

Thursday 13th May from 3:45 - 5:00pm

This workshop  focuses on some specific tools and techniques to support delivery of P4C in the Early Years (EYFS to 5 years), drawing on tried and tested practical examples from the indoor and outdoor classroom.

Please book your place via SAPERE

The Questionable Nature of Questions!  (FREE)

Wednesday 12th May from 4:00 - 5:00pm

Join Lily Horseman, chair of the Forest School Association and an established trainer in Forest School, through her company Kindling and I for part of Cumbria Development Education Centres 'In Conversation with...' series to explore the 'Questionable Nature of Questions linking Philosophy for Children (P4C) and Forest School.


When did you last think about the questions that you ask participants? Over many mugs of tea, Lily and Gina have reflected on the similarities between the facilitation styles used in Philosophy for Children (P4C) and Forest School. Mugs turned to pots of tea as they enquired and explored their preferred facilitation styles.  Join Lily and Gina as they share examples of P4C and Forest Schools and their ‘Natural Questioning’ model to encourage us all to reflect on our own facilitation styles.

Please book your place via eventbrite.

Philosofuns ONLINE COURSE! £10

Wednesday 5th May from 4:15 - 5:30pm

Jane Yates (Philosopher's backpack) and I have been collaborating on Philosofuns.


•Philosofuns are non-competitive, active, playful, engaging and fun!

•Short games for starters, class session or full day sessions – you can use or adapt the supporting resources sent after the training straight to your classroom

•Games to foster collaborative thinking through ‘micro-communities’ focussed on paired or small group conversation with potential to lead to a full class enquiry

•Games focus on themes such as; robots, monsters, friends,  food and pets

Our next online philosofun for teachers will be on Wednesday 5th May from 4:15 - 5:30pm with places costing the bargain rate of £10pp. This session will focus on the new theme of friends as voted for by participants at our February Philosofun. Full flyer here. Bookings can be made through eventbrite for this training.

Again, please do contact us to find out more.



Philosophy for Children for Early Years and Key Stage 1 ONLINE COURSE £30

Thursday 29th April, 4-6pm

We are pleased to be offering another online P4C for Early Years and KS1

course after some lovely feedback from our previous two online sessions.


"Thank you very much. Really enjoyed the training. Got some brilliant ideas now "

"Thank you for a very informative training. I'm looking forward to getting started."


A full course flyer can be viewed here.

Thursday 29th April, 4-6pm. £30pp Please contact us now to reserve your place.



Philosophy for Children for Level 1 Validated ONLINE COURSE

Monday 15th March, 1-5pm, Monday 22nd March, 4-6pm, Monday 29th March, 4-6pm and Wednesday 31st March, 4-6pm.


We will be offering one SAPERE validated Level 1 one Philosophy for

Children (P4C) course in the Spring term. Spaces on this course are

extremely limited and every course that we have put on since September

has been fully booked. A full course flyer can be viewed here. 

We are pleased to be offering this course at the 2020 rate of £150,

rather than £200!


Monday 15th March, 1-5pm, Monday 22nd March, 4-6pm, Monday 29th March, 4-6pm and Wednesday 31st March, 4-6pm. Attendance at all 4 dates is required to receive the Level 1 validation. Please do contact us now to reserve your place or book now. 

#ChatP4C - An hour of all things P4C on Twitter - Wednesday 28th April  (FREE!)

Jane Yates (Philosopher's backpack), Joana Rita Sousa from Portugal and I have been collaborating on #ChatP4C on Twitter. Each month we host a twitter chat in English and Portuguese, encouraging participants to respond to questions linked to a P4C theme. We also invite special guest to share their expertise. It has proved to be a very busy and fruitful hour with some wonderful and practical examples of P4C shared by practitioners from around the world.


Our next #ChatP4C takes place on Wednesday 28th April, from 8-9pm - full flyer here.  To join just search for #ChatP4C on twitter and remember to keep refreshing you page as it will be fast and furious. It is fantastic if you can of course contribute some ideas too - so please respond within the question using the #ChatP4C hashtag. 

You can access the previous twitter moments below:

#ChatP4C March 2021 - Wonderful Words!

#ChatP4C February 2021 - Embedding P4C

#ChatP4C January 2021 - Creative delivery for P4C 

#ChatP4C December 2020 - Resources for P4C 

#ChatP4C November 2020-  World Philosophy Day 2020 

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