Upper School

The Philosophy Man Comes to Tonyrefail Community School

Jason Buckley, renowned international speaker and practitioner of Philosophy for Children (P4C) was invited to run a workshop with more able students in Year 9 from Tonyrefail Community School, Porth Community School and Ysgol Nant Gwyn.

Pupils undertook activities such as the £747,000,000,000 Question and Argumentag Wrestling which is a fast and furious debating game. They broadened their knowledge on everything from society to politics, particularly Brexit!

A wonderful day of learning and collaboration was had by all pupils. They certainly had fun, yet were challenged to consider new ideas and act spontaneously. The workshop got them thinking, questioning and challenging viewpoints. It enabled them to grow in confidence, to share ideas and work effectively as a group. The final ‘riddle’ challenge in particular encouraged pupils’ perseverance, to the point where they didn’t want to leave before solving the clues!

It was a great opportunity for neighboring schools to work collaboratively.

If you would like more information regarding Jason Buckley and his work please visit the website below. The Philosophy Man, https://www.thephilosophyman.com/about-jason