in the classroom

Independent minds and collaborative communities

We are a dedicated team of philosophers with over 10 years of experience in the field. Our commitment is to share the benefits and joy of philosophical dialogue with young people of all ages and backgrounds.

We provide schools and other organisations with specially designed courses and offer teacher training in the theory and practice. Our web site offers free-to-access resource materials and general information on teaching philosophy to children.

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why philosophy?

“Philosophy for children has been the spark that has ignited my classroom”

Philosophy inquires into the nature of thought, explores its limits, and delights in the pleasure of individual reflection and group discussion. It offers children a challenging yet supportive environment in which to explore and discuss their ideas about the nature of reality, truth, beauty, justice, love, identity, etc. It develops critical and creative reasoning, helps boost confidence and emotional intelligence, and encourages a genuine enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and debate.

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what we offer
  • Events

    Our events In addition to our regular in-school classes, the Blooming Minds project runs: Taster days and staff training at schools and at the University of Greenwich. Teacher training and CPD both in schools and at the University of Greenwich. Conferences and workshops on ...

  • Lesson Plans

    A range of tried and tested free-to-access lesson plans with learning objectives, resource materials, an overview of the philosophical topic and suggestions for further reading. Ideas for assessment and additional activities are also available here. Head over to Take it to ...

  • Our Courses

    We offer class-based courses and after-school clubs to schools in the London area. Courses are for 6-10 weeks and last an hour. Interested? Get in touch with us

  • Training for teachers

    For teachers, we offer handbooks in the BM methodology together with sample lesson plans for use in the classroom. We are currently developing courses in philosophy for the classroom (key issues and thinkers, theory and practice) for those wanting to ...