News and Updates

News and Updates

Jan 11, 2019

1994-2019: Celebrating 25 years of P4C in Cumbria
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.


Jan 10, 2019

Losing our voices...
The UN has declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages. Their aim is to raise awareness of the people who speak them and to appreciate their contribution to the world’s rich cultural diversity. Meryl Batchelder here calls it time to prevent these vulnerable voices from being lost, so that the wise words in the stories can help us move closer to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning – CDEC are your CCGL Local Advisers!
Staff at CDEC have been successful in applying for and gaining the position of CCGL local advisers for Cumbria's schools.


Jan 9, 2019

Do you need help from the Cumbria Community Integration Project?
If you have a number of pupils that are from families that have English as an additional language (EAL), the Cumbria Community Integration Project can help!


Jan 8, 2019

Are you ready for Fairtrade Fortnight?
Schools and organisations, it’s time to get you ready to take part in this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight!


Nov 26, 2018

Celebrating Antarctica with the SDGs: Antarctica Day 1 December
On 1 December we celebrate Antarctica Day and the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. Why is this day important, I hear you ask? Meryl Batchelder explains the importance of Antarctica and how we can link the day (and Antarctica) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and then use this in your secondary lessons.


Nov 20, 2018

A letter to 5B: The World is Changing – how about us?
This Global Education Week, teacher and writer Meryl Batchelder has penned a letter to a year 5 class. She reflects on how the World is changing and our responsibility to take action now and alter our own behaviour.

Tell us your P4C story! CDEC prepares to celebrate 25 years of P4C in Cumbria
CDEC is calling out to all previous and current practitioners and students of Philosophy for Children (P4C) in Cumbria to tell their story as the organisation prepares to celebrate 25 years of P4C in the county.