An interesting addition to our pupils' learning and development at Steephill is the introduction of Philosophy for Children (P4C) this term.
Opportunities in lessons and in PHSEE will be given for discussion on many diverse topics.
The objective is to improve vocabulary, thinking skills, awareness of issues around us and an understanding of other people’s opinions and thoughts.
In a recent study P4C participants were found to have made the equivalent of two months' extra progress in reading and maths, compared with their control group peers. Feedback from teachers and pupils suggests P4C improves pupils' confidence to speak out, self-esteem and patience when listening to others.
For more information visit the P4C website at: http://p4c.com