Asking Big Questions

Asking Big Questions

Applications for Autumn 2024 are now open!

An engaging introduction to philosophy, religion and ethics for children. 

Our undergraduate students will create a safe space for your class to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Explain ideas
  • Defend their own opinions
  • Listen actively to others
  • Learn about different cultures
  • Think critically about different religious traditions

Example Topics

  • What is beauty?
  • What is respect?
  • What is right and wrong?
  • What is a religion?
  • Are all religions the same?
  • What is faith?
  • What is a worldview?

In partnership with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.


Is it for you?

  • Suitable for years 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Weekly 60 minute sessions delivered in school
  • Delivered for five consecutive weeks in the Autumn term
  • School staff must be present to supervise children in all sessions

Curriculum links

Religious Education

English – spoken language:

  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others

This programme develops critical thinking skills which are applicable to Maths, Science and all other curriculum subjects.

Further information

For more information, please take a look at our FAQs or email us.