An extremely reasonable question emerged during the week at BETNS. I was asked by one of the children on yard, "Why do we do Thinking Time, what's it good for?" There was only one solution for such a deep question....... dialogue. We needed a community of inquisitive minds to ponder this basic but core question. I suggested that we use the question as the starting point to our next Thinking Time/P4C session with the children from 4th class. What followed was mind blowing, I'm sure some of the participants will leave their ideas below but here is a sample of the responses we were treated to. "when we're having a group discussion, everybody gets a chance to listen to each other. It makes it easier to give an opinion." "When we're discussing issues together it's never hard to think of ideas, everything slows down when we listen to each other. Outside this lesson, life is just spinning around. It's too fast." "Philosophy or Thinking Time gives us the chance to practice being ourselves." "I love how there's no pressure, there's no right or wrong answers, we are not forced to get things right but we still learn loads."