Giving kids the space to think for themselves

Alison Knowles chats with Rachel Musson from ThoughtBox Education about the importance of giving children and young people the opportunity to learn to question the 'norm' making a better future for themselves and others.

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Why is it important to encourage children to ask those difficult questions where there isn’t an answer?

Ali and Rachel explore different ideas around the importance of empowering children and young people to ask questions, challenging the unanswerable questions that sometimes we, the adults, fear therefore allowing them to make better sense of the world, and preparing them for their future.

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Ali Knowles, Ollie Coach

Ali is the creator of the Ollie model, author of the Ollie and his Super Powers series of books and co-founder of Subconquest.  Ali has an infectious passion for making a difference to people’s lives and has a natural affinity for working with children.  Ali is all about empowering you, young and old, to be all you can be. 

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Caroline Chipper

Director, Subconquest Ltd - Ollie and his Super Powers

Co founder of Subconquest Ltd, that trades as Ollie and his Super Powers. My many years of commercial experience is being put to good use managing the business side of Ollie, including working with our Ollie Coaches, and managing our contracts. In everything we do its about making a difference to those we work with. To find out more go to