Open Futures Ask It

Askit at the Orsett Show 2016...

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The Future Leaders had some fantastic answers to the philosophical questions asked of adults at the Orsett Show. There are three winners with the most in depth answers who receive free sweets from the Friday tuck shop and a mention in the Herringham Herald newspaper.

These are:

  • Pat Hartnett for her definition of beauty
  • Tia Haylett for her definition of beauty
  • Alan Cotgrove for his definition of what is right and wrong

Askit is one of the four Open Futures strands. Its aim is to help children to develop their ability to question, to reason, to hypothesise and to communicate. It was developed from the Philosophy for Children programme which is proven to improve a wide range of learning outcomes, including behaviour, collaboration and writing across a broad age range.

The askit strand supports children in developing their ability to make decisions, explore options and work effectively as part of a team. It also provides children with opportunities to explore important new concepts, helps to improve thinking skills, appreciate different points of view and develop a rational approach to critical judgement. 

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