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Year 6 Children present at the SAPERE P4C Conference in London

Five of our Year 6 pupils recently visited London to present at the national SAPERE Philosophy for Children(P4C) conference.  It was an early start for Oscar, Keira, Flynn, Hannah and Lewis (not forgetting Mrs Hepworth and Mrs Yates) but the journey soon passed quickly and there were whoops of joy when we passed Wembley Stadium!  On arrival, the conference was in mid-flow so we were able to enjoy listening and meeting the staff and pupils from Bow Secondary School and hearing about how P4C is carried out in such a large school.

 

After a fabulous lunch, it was our turn to present. Our nerves were soon calmed after we had all introduced ourselves and got the audience to play a quick thinking skills game which we had devised ourselves. Mrs Yates and Mrs Hepworth talked about how P4C has impacted on the curriculum(especially writing), student voice and developing as global citizens.  Our audience were asked to reflect on the questions our presentation had raised and then we, the pupils, selected random members of the audience to share their questions (everyone had talked with a partner so we knew they all had questions to ask!)

 

This was a fantastic opportunity for us to attend the conference and we are really appreciative of SAPERE for asking us. It really helped us to build our confidence and coming to London for the day was a real treat as most of us had never been before, or had not been for a long time. Thank you SAPERE!

After our presentation, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the British Museum nearby and take a look at all the Egyptian artefacts (we are learning about this in history) and Lewis was delighted to get the chance to visit his ‘name-sake’, the Lewis Chessmen.