Philosophy Club

Mentored by Katrin Upham
Newhaven, BN9
For ages: 10 - 13
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


Philosophical reflection helps children to improve their communication and debating skills, honing their persuasive powers and their ability to solve problems. We will start our sessions with role play to raise thought provoking questions and discuss them openly. Everyone will be encouraged to express their opinions by explaining the reasons for their thoughts. The discussion will then follow the path of these questions. I will begin the first session with a brief introduction to philosophy and philosophical methods. Then we will start role play by setting out a basic scenario which the children can discuss and judge – but they have to give a reason for every judgement. We will then slightly alter the scenario a few times and see how this changes the opinions of the children about what is going on. The focus is on encouraging the children to think critically and to see that things are not always as they seem at first glance and why careful questioning makes all the difference. It is a...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


I have studied law, philosophy and psychology. Our three children are home-educated and the two older ones will be participating in the sessions.

Learning aims

to think critically and to ask logical questions with confidence

Strengths to develop

The children will be encouraged to form their own opinions and explain them to the other participants. They will see that their own ideas have value as well as the ideas of others, and that there is not always just one simple ‘right´ way to look at things. The sessions will help the children to gain the confidence to ask questions, explore and explain ideas and learn through discussion.

Philosophy Club block mentored by Katrin Upham
Philosophy Club block mentored by Katrin Upham
Philosophy Club block mentored by Katrin Upham
Philosophy Club block mentored by Katrin Upham
Philosophy Club block mentored by Katrin Upham
Philosophy Club block mentored by Katrin Upham

What's provided





Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

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Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

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we'll be

Denton Rise, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9

Pricing information

Standard price: £28

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

Sibling policy: Total cost £20 (£5 per session)


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