P4C – Why is it important to grow?

This term our focus for P4C is caring thinkers, we talked about what it means to be a good listener and the importance of valuing the ideas of others. We watched a video showing the growth of different plants and trees in the forest. We discussed how it made us feel. Hope said, “watching the plant grow smoothly was satisfying,” and Daniel talked about how it made him, “feel sleepy because the music was so calming.”

From our responses we came up with some big ideas which included: Nature, Satisfaction, Slow growth and Calmness . We discussed philosophical questions for each one such as, “Would you miss nature if it was gone?”, “When is it ok not to feel calm?” and “Why is it important to grow?” and we then voted on ourĀ  favourite philosophical question to discuss next week.