Balderstone St Leonard's CE Primary School, Blackburn. October 2020
"Thankyou for the training, very valuable ideas! I liked the range of ideas from Early Years through KS1"
Teacher at Sandylands Community Primary School, Morecambe.
"Thankyou. Really enjoyable and thought provoking. Feel inspired to get going with lots of your ideas, particularly outdoors!
Teacher at Ormsgill Primary School, Cumbria
P4C for Early Years and KS1 online training, February 2021
‘Thank you Gina for an excellent two days experience. I would thoroughly recommend this course... learned... so much.. how this approach can be applied successfully with SEND students’
Teacher at Ascent Trust
‘Excellent trainer, depth of knowledge’
Teacher at Lever Edge Primary Academy
Thank you Gina for a fab two days learning the basics of P4C. I feel informed and confident to start applying my learning to a class situation. I’m looking forward to discovering what they have to share. I would highly recommend for any educator interested in developing their learners into independent and reflective thinkers.‘’
Teacher at Dallam Secondary School
Philosophy for Children, Level 1 training at Brockholes Nature Reserve, January 2020
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
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
Teachers reflections on P4C after online training in January 2021