Senator Higgins launches Young Philosopher Award 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launching the 2019 Irish Young Philosopher Awards with Oskar Kable, Dominic Jordan, Nina Reilly and Sara Bouzid from Canal Way Educate Together National School, Dublin 8
Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launching the 2019 Irish Young Philosopher Awards with Oskar Kable, Dominic Jordan, Nina Reilly and Sara Bouzid from Canal Way Educate Together National School, Dublin 8

The Irish Young Philosopher Awards Festival encourages primary and secondary school students to explore philosophy through a nationwide award programme and festival in UCD.

Speaking at the launch 2019 Irish Young Philosopher Awards, Senator Alice Mary Higgins chatted with pupils from Canal Way Educate Together School, Dublin 8 who were amongst the winners in last year’s awards.  She commented that “To ask a question can be a creative and powerful act. By encouraging children to develop and share their thoughts on life and how we live together, the Irish Young Philosopher Awards help deepened understanding and open up new individual and collective possibilities”.  

Applications are open until the 8th March and projects will need to be submitted by Friday 8th May 2019: youngphilosopherawards.ucd.ie

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