An Argument for Teaching Philosophy in School

Each Wednesday lunchtime we’ve been meeting with a (growing) group of pupils to discuss BIG questions. What happens after you die? What is art? Should non-Christians be celebrating Christmas and Easter? Is there any such thing as certainty? Stuff like that! Increasingly the discussions are led by the students themselves, and they are truly inspiring.

Here’s a rationale for bringing Philosophy into the heart of curriculum in schools:

And here’s another one,

Lastly, there’s this from the BBC, about the huge emphasis placed on Philosophy in the mainstream French curriculum. Vive la France!