Philosophy for children (P4C) encourages the children to think differently and consider topics that they might not have contemplated. Children develop their reasoning skills, agreeing and disagreeing with each other without being disagreeable.
Each week a P4C question is posed to the school. Every child has the chance to write their own ideas and suggestions to answer the question and these responses are stuck on the board in the lunch hall. Throughout the following week, the children are encouraged to reflect upon their peers’ answers and responses to the question, giving them the chance to discuss differences and similarities in their opinions.