Thinking Rights

Thinking Rights

What happens when rights seem to conflict? This resource from UNICEF UK builds on pupils’ previous experience of working on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It encourages young people to develop concepts and skills that will improve their thinking about the nature of human rights.

Philosophy for children (P4C)

Philosophy for Children, or P4C, is a teaching methodology that helps develop pupils’ critical thinking and enables them to engage with quite complex global issues.

Challenging extremism locally and in the wider world

Accrington Academy in Lancashire worked with local artists to tackle extremism, through an intensive programme of dialogue with students, reflecting on local and then wider world issues. This led to the creation of a public art installation and a Community Ambassador programme.

What Do YOU Think?

To what extent does developing critical literacy help students to ‘think differently’?

Opening young minds to diversity

How do you encourage the very youngest pupils to take ownership of their own thinking and learning? Armathwaite Community First School in Cumbria uses Philosophy for Children to develop pupils’ thinking, understanding, and ability to articulate what they think.


This free, regular email from the British Red Cross is an excellent resource for teachers wanting to include current affairs within their teaching. You can choose from a variety of content, which is ready to use and easily adaptable.