Jan 11, 2019
This year we celebrate an amazing 25 years of training and practicing Philosophy for Children (P4C) in Cumbria! And CDEC has been involved with training, delivering and believing in the P4C approach since those early days; it underpins our approach to global learning, citizenship and ‘think global, act local’. We have supported hundreds of teachers and many schools to gain their Bronze, Silver and Gold P4C Awards.
Jane Yates, well-known international SAPERE P4C trainer and one of CDEC’s associate trainers, said, ‘It’s wonderful to think that P4C in Cumbria is still going strong after 25 years. I am very proud that Cumbria is the home to the first two SAPERE Gold P4C Award Schools in the North of England: Armathwaite School and North Lakes Junior School. It’s been a real privilege to provide training, support and friendship to so many schools across Cumbria on their P4C journey.’
P4C develops skills and attitudes associated with global citizenship such as open-mindedness, critical thinking, listening, respect, co-operation, empathy and the ability to give reasons for an opinion. Regular P4C sessions also increase maths and literacy attainment and help with PSHE.
Throughout the year, we will be celebrating P4C so keep an eye out to find out how you can get involved. We are also running a series of P4C training courses, so if you need to refresh your skills or want to take your P4C skills to the next level, keep your eyes open and book your place!