Looking for a special event for your learners?
Whether it's something
....for a new year group...
...or something special to stretch scholars/the more able
...or off-timetable enrichment
...or something else?
We've been running student events for all age groups for years. Read on to find out more.
What are my options?
Many schools choose to run an event for the whole-school, or a particular group of pupils. Our energetic, interactive and challenging days are highly sought after for a number of situations, from activity weeks, to academic challenges to inter-school competitions, to themed days, such as National Interfaith Day.
We have a range of tried-and-tested events but tailor each one for your requirements.
Here's a few that we run most often...
Argumentag Wrestling Championship
This is a fast paced debating game in which students have to think on their feet to defend their position in a range of arguments against an opposing team. They have to support one another, being both willing to take their turn in “the ring” and willing to see their place amongst their teammates. This activity develops boldness, spontaneity and confidence, as well as the willingness to enjoy taking an intellectual risk by exposing your thinking to the challenge of others.
The Ethics Committee
Each team is presented with a scenario that involves a moral dilemma or other ethical decision. It could be whether or not the scientific experiment should go ahead, or a decision in war, or a question of public policy.
They have time to prepare their response and decision, then one team presents their dilemma to the other and shares their reasoning. The other team asks questions to which the presenting team must respond. Then they swap and the other team presents their dilemma. This activity promotes collaboration in building a case, and responding to challenges under pressure.
Design an "Evilometer"
Is it better for a young man in a lifeboat to give up his seat, or to throw an old man overboard to make room for a mother and her children? Is letting someone fall down an open lift shaft any different to giving him a gentle shove? Grapple with ethical dilemmas such as these before creating your own juicy questions and vote for one to tackle as the ultimate challenge to your combined philosophical powers. Philosophy. Not for the squeamish.
Recently, we also have run:
- Alien Adventures in Philosophy interactive storytelling – for 240 pupils
- After school debating workshop for Year 10 scholars
- Ethics Workshops and Argumentag Wrestling Finale for 180 Year 10s
- Philosothon for groups of pupils from several schools within a cluster
- Activity Week days during the Summer Term
- Academic Challenge days for prospective new pupils
- Interfaith day workshops
Fancy a chat about it?
No obligation - just a chat about what might be possible! Book youself into our calendar today.
What's the cost?
Pupil event days will depend on the number of students involved - and therefore how many philosophers we need to bring!
Contact us below to talk more about how we can work with you.