Philosophy 4 Children - P4C

Creative Learning Workshop Konflux Theatre

What is P4C? 

P4C is an extension of Thinking Skills, a way of creating situations within the classroom to encourage children as young as 4 years old to begin to question, to think things through for themselves, seek answers to things that may seem puzzling and discuss them with friends who might disagree in order to begin to form their own opinions.

There is already considerable evidence from America that suggests that developing these skills as part of the structured curriculum leads to much higher engagement and attainment levels. Stories (particularly presenting moral issues) are commonly used as a stimulus and participatory drama is a new way of stimulating this work.

All of our Creative Learning workshops and PSHE/SMSC focused Play in a Day® workshops involve P4C.