A wonderful afternoon was held at the Holiday Inn at Ipswich today, when teachers, head teachers, advisers and inspectors attended the launch of the newly formed Association of Philosophy for Children. Many of the Suffolk teachers had visited the Buranda school in Australia and had come back enthused with the ideas of teaching philosophy. There were many teachers who had wonderful examples of how children had been transformed through the teaching of philosophy in their schools. Inspirational talks were also given by Roger Sutcliff, from SAPERE, and Gary Nethercott from Suffolk. How could anyone teach without using philosophy4children?
The committee, made up mainly of dedicated teachers from Suffolk, along with one or two heads from Norfolk and also Philosophy4Children, has produced a folder for teachers to use in the classroom. A must for all!!