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Boys and Girls

Simulus This session arose when I was given a ‘top’ English group to do some philosophy. It started when I overheard the following: Unidentified child: “There’s more girls in this group, so girls must be cleverer than boys”  Angry retort: “That’s sexist!” Use the above anecdote as yo...

Ages: Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Free Speech, Diversity

The Art of Defiance

Stimulus Aisha had been sent to the headmaster for turning her classroom into a forest. At lunch when nobody was around and nobody was looking, she had snuck into the classroom and painted an enormous picture of a vast, dark forest which covered all four walls. Aisha’s teacher walked in from the playground and dropped her mug. The...

Ages: Ages 11-14 (KS3)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Free Speech