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The Philosophy Club: Being good


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The Philosophy Club shares the passion, creative freedom and exchange of ideas at the heart of philosophy with children. This creates a space where kids can immerse themselves in big questions and play with a universe of ideas together.

We’ll invite children to swim around in the murky question of what is it to be good. Why should we be good, if no one’s watching?

And what does it mean to make your own decisions and choices? Are there forces that control us – and can we resist them?

We’ll tackle these questions and more, through story, play and discussion.

This program, developed by philosopher Michelle Sowey and educator David Urbinder, is a wonderful opportunity for kids aged 8–11 to stretch their minds and play with ideas.

Hosted by Michelle Sowey.

Wheeler Kids

Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!


Michelle Sowey

Michelle Sowey directs The Philosophy Club, offering stimulating workshops that spark philosophical wonder and dialogue among curious children. After receiving first-class honours in philosophy from the University of NSW, Michelle worked in intelligence analysis and educational equity before dedicat... Read more

David Urbinder

Educator and designer David Urbinder creates The Philosophy Club’s innovative curriculum materials, providing rich learning experiences that engage children in critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration and reflection. David has been involved in The Philosophy Club’s development ... Read more


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