This week, an argument game that gets everyone talking about questions of escalating importance. If it’s a nice day, play it outside! Also a topical twist on a tested enquiry about “got-to’s”. Argument Stand-Off Each participant needs a mini-whiteboard with pen and eraser. Stand in a circle and turn to face a partner, then one person in…

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I was at Charles Kingsley Primary School in Hampshire last week, on a pop-up overnight camp for Year 6. Literally pop-up in this case, as storm force winds mean the camp retreated inside the school hall with pop-up tents! Learn more about what my colleagues at Outspark and I were doing here. Having made the most of the better weather with scavenger…

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This week, an example of an approach that fuses history, philosophy and debating. You start with an in-role debate set at a particular moment in history, with participants on opposing sides, and then switch to a more general, philosophical question with people speaking as their true selves. I’ve experimented with groups from 6-8 up to…

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