You could win £500!
Organise a “Covid-Safe” School-Philosothon
- Entries open Tuesday 15 December 2020
- Competition ends Friday 18 June 2021
- Only one entry per school is permitted.
- Any school in the United Kingdom may enter.
- At least one Covid secure school Philosothon event must be held before the closing date.
- Each Philosothon event must follow the agreed format.
- Each school Philosothon must involve no fewer than three Communities of Inquiry with three different sets of stimulus material.
- Each piece of stimulus material must be accompanied by questions (provided by adults or students).
- Each Community of Inquiry shall consist of students of any age.
- Each Community of Inquiry shall have a Facilitator (student or adult) and an adult Judge.
How to win?
- Enter by registering your details!
- Submit all details of your event to [email protected] before midnight 18th June 2021.
- All rules (above) must have been followed.
Other important considerations:
- The originality, innovation and effectiveness of your stimulus material.
- The effectiveness of the questions complementing the stimulus material.
- The innovation involved in maintaining COVID security during the event, including the use of technology.
- Level of engagement within the school and/or between schools.
Monkton Combe School, Bath
The Philosothon UK movement is so exciting! The opportunity for our students to learn to disagree well, to think critically, to be creative and collaborative about intellectual problem solving has the potential to be life changing. We have loved taking part in this competition – it has been a real highlight of the term for me here at Monkton. Thank you to Mark Smith and all of the team for organising it.Esther Youlten Director of Strategic Partnerships and Head of Theology, Philosophy & Ethics Monkton Combe School, Bath
Our students loved being involved in the Philosothon UK competition. It gave us opportunity to think outside of the box and to create some exciting resources to stimulate thoughtful enquiry and critical thinking. Our Y12 students really rose to the challenge and engaged with a range of questions from ‘Do the wealthy have a moral obligation to assist the poor?’ to ‘Should animals have the same rights as humans?’ They facilitated their own enquiries admirably and the competitive edge ensured they gave it their all. Thank you Philosothon UK for organising such a fun event during these difficult times.
It was a pleasure to organise and run Bedford School’s first Philosothon. I throughly enjoyed seeing my students apply their philosophical knowledge outside of a classroom environment. For me, it only cemented the importance of fostering philosophical enquiry in our students, which will prepare them to make informed and reasoned decisions in later life. I am already looking forward to putting together a team for next year’s Philosothon!Ms Wedad Rattab
Taking part in the annual Philosothon was an intellectually nourishing experience which challenged my thinking, analytical, and argumentative skills.Sami
Taking part in this competition has been a FANTASTIC experience! We simply cannot wait until next year to enter again. We have gained a plethora of knowledge and more. A truly exhilarating event to be a part of!Deimis