‘Having time to spend with other staff and their thoughts’
‘Very engaging, personal and lively’
‘Definitely knew what she was talking about’
‘Used own experiences/knowledge to bring to the course’
‘Listening to others’ opinions, especially those you don’t often talk with’
‘Gina has an excellent manner for this particular course. She is calm and thought provoking’
‘I loved the games where we were out of our seats’
‘I will be doing sessions in classes year 3-6 from tomorrow!’
Philosophy for Children, Level 1 training at St John Vianney, Blackpool 2016
During the Summer term of 2018, I worked directly with 150 teachers, 50 different schools (returning to many offering more focused support) and over 500 pupils!
Gina has been instrumental in our school gaining the Bronze P4C award. Philosophy 4 Children has a very high status in our curriculum and this approach to teaching has significantly developed our pupils thinking, reasoning and speaking and listening skills. Gina supported us in our application for funding which enabled all staff to receive level 1 or level 2 training. Her passion for P4C and outdoor learning has inspired us all.
Headteacher at Lindal and Marton Primary School . December 2018
‘Superb, professional, yet friendly, very approachable’
‘Will use with reception class to open up their minds’
‘Really enjoyed course – made me think – which is what I want my class to do’
2 twilight Introduction to P4C at Vicarage Park School, Kendal, Cumbria 2016
“Extremely useful and relevant to age range across school”
“Pace and enthusiasm made the course inspiring”
"Very enjoyable- useful-good to listen to and learn from"
Philosophy for Children Level 1 at Pendle Primary, Clitheroe 2016
‘Excellent examples of things to do with children’
‘Excellent use of visual and practical aids’
‘Very professional and excellent style’
2 twilight Introduction to P4C at St Joseph's Wrightington, Wigan 2016
“Active and engaging, very easy to relate to. Very enjoyable day”
“Fantastic lady, fully understood what she was teaching.”
“Gina is really nice and is easy to talk to and ask questions”
“Gina was fab, good mix of practical and theory”
Full day Introduction to P4C at Lea Community Primary, Preston 2016
‘Very clear and concise delivery, making concepts easy to understand. Loved all the practical sessions’
Full day Introduction at St Mary's Morecambe 2016
"Fully primed for P4C to be used at Canon Burrows"
(I have learnt) "What philosophy for children is and how it can help children learn and develop their own thoughts"
Introduction to Philosophy for Children for Canon Burrows Global Learning Programme Expert Centre and their cluster schools - 2016
"Thankyou for your support and quality training. As a school we are now able to really move forward with P4C"
"Particularly enjoyed ‘Outdoor P4C – helped to provide ways to engage learners and develop different thinking skills outside the classroom"
What I have learnt "What P4C is, what it involves, why we do it. How to deliver it and the tools we need. Without this training I would not be delivering it in a way that meets the children’s needs and I now feel confident in child led and centred approach that will benefit all children"
Philosophy for Children Level 1 at St Philips CE Primary, Bolton 2016
"Airing views matter, listening to others helps to widen your own knowledge or can give you an insight you never considered before"
"A super day, thankyou so much!"
Full day introduction to P4C with Canon Burrows Global Learning Programme Expert Centre and their cluster schools, 2016
"‘Philosophy empowers children’s learning’"
‘Shame it couldn’t have gone on all day’
Half day Introduction to Philosophy with Leck St Peters and Hornby St Margarets, 2016
Full day Introduction to Philosophy with Queesngate Primary Global Learning Programme Expert Centre and their cluster schools, 2016
"Skills, ideas and games to help maximise pupil's involvement in all areas"
"Opened my eyes to P4C"
"Lots of ideas for implementing P4C across the curriculum"
"Lots of techniques to get children talking, engaging and thinking"
"Excellent course – practical and theory elements were well covered"
P4C Level 1 course for Cambridge Primary School, Cumbria 2016
"I have learned how to facilitate children’s thinking skills"
"Thankyou for a wonderfully, inspiring course!"
P4C Level 1 course for Level Edge Primary, Bolton 2016
“Thankyou Gina. One of the most informative and valuable CPD’s I’ve attended.”
“Interesting, will help pupil’s self confidence, thinking skills and learning.
P4C Level 1 at Archbishop Temple Secondary School - Global Learning Programme Expert Centre and their cluster schools, 2016
“Easy to apply games/activities that are effective”
“Very engaging, knowledgeable- answered any questions. Good pace to the session and very active”
“Inspirational, but very do-able”
“Simple, quick activities that can be used straight away” Heather Dawson, teacher at Bowerham Community Primary School
“All activities were fun but meaningful”
“Very personable – put us all at ease” Andrew Scholz, deputy head at Kirkland and Catterall St helens
“Loved Gina, she paced It well, wasn’t judgemental and made sure everyone was happy” (as above)
Outdoor Adventures Full day course at Brockholes Nature reserve 2016
“Useful session, I now have ideas of how to make pupils think"
"Professional, creative and fun"
Outdoor Adventures Extended twilight at St Austin's School, Liverpool 2016
'Very engaging and lots of great ideas' – Ruth Webster, head at St Paul’s CE Barrow
'Sessions were really good and I will be using them in my classroom this Friday'– Greengate Juniors, teacher
‘'An excellent, worthwhile couple of hours leaving me with ideas, practical activities and a basis on which to build the critical thinking of my pupils’ Teacher at St George’s School, Barrow
Twilight Thinking Citizens through Thinking Games 2016