St. Joseph’s Slate St. & Blackmountain PS, Belfast CASE Shared Education Primary 6 workshop
Children in P6 participated in an African Drumming session and a Philosophy taster talk with Mr McAreavey, Head teacher in Holy Cross boys. The children had great fun making music together on the djembe drums and learning about rhythm. The feedback from the children was very positive and we look forward to bringing Philosophy into our school in the next academic year. What is Philosophy for children? Philosophical development is giving students the opportunity to practice and improve philosophising and the intellectual competencies involved in this, which have wider application in most, if not all subjects and becomes an important part of life-long learning. Through the Shared Education programme we hope to equip the pupils and teachers involved in these life skills and equip them for future learning and experiences.