Year 6 welcome visitors for philosophy debate

Philosophy Debate

Pupils from Broadstone primary visited the junior school last week for an exciting philosophy deliberation with our year 6 pupils.

Our year 6 and year 5 pupils have been participating in philosophy clubs throughout the autumn term with club organisers Sophia Swindlehurst and Anna Dowson who are both currently in the upper sixth studying philosophy.

Sophia and Anna started the club during the summer on their own initiative. Sophia often discussed her A Level studies with her sister who is a current Broadstone Primary School pupil and found her to be greatly interested and inspired by her older sister’s passion for philosophy. 

The children from Broadstone visited our junior school for a philosophical discussion. The main topic discussed was ‘prejudice’ but many other interesting and deep topics were raised including feminism and discrimination. The children eloquently discussed their opinions and provided insightful and intriguing views.

Sixth formers Anna and Sophia not only run the club at Stockport Grammar but also spend their Wednesday afternoons volunteering to run the philosophy club at Broadstone. Sophia said:

The experience was really interesting. Before the children met each other, they discussed meeting pupils from other schools and their preconceptions. Everyone got on so well. I went to Broadstone Primary so it was great to talk about my experiences there and what it was like moving to Stockport Grammar.

We encourage all our new pupils to join in and challenge themselves by trying a range of interests. It is the perfect way for all pupils to make friends – but it is much more than that; for many boys and girls, the clubs they join open the door to a life-long passion. Our latest listings are available on our beyond the classroom page.

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