These new groups began in February 2021. The overall aim was expressed in the Guiding Principles and Key Elements document as being:
“To provide material and guidance that will help the students to develop love of the Absolute and evolve a happy, healthy and fulfilling life dedicated to the service of humanity and care of planet earth as a whole.”
There are currently four groups operating:
Age 8 - 10 years tutored by Barbara Ryan, philosophy group tutor and former St James primary school teacher
Age 11 - 13 years tutored by Derrie Clark, philosophy group tutor and experienced Educational Psychologist
Age 14 + tutored by Graham Skelcey, philosophy group tutor and Past Principal and Past President of the School
Age 8 - 11 approx. tutored by Elizabeth Mazzola, philosophy group tutor and former head of a London primary school
Mrs Mazzola’s group was formed primarily to provide for children of parents who don’t attend the School.
The YPI term comprises two 4 week modules either side of the UK philosophy school “reading week”. The Autumn term meeting dates will be 2 / 9 / 16 / 23 October and 6 / 13 / 20 / 27 November. The three younger groups meet at 3 pm on Saturdays and the 14+ group meets at 4.15 pm, all UK time. Fee charges are £30 / 50 / 65 / 75 for 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 children respectively with discounts by agreement.
We aim to have a special guest speaker session for all groups to attend once each term.
For further information please contact Graham Skelcey.