Welcome to our new open access publishing platform ‘Ubiquity’ and a big thank you to the University of Birmingham for hosting us here! The Library Services team have been absolutely amazing and we are pleased to publish Volume 7 Number 1 (2020) of Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) online and in an open-access format. We also wish to thank our wonderful copy-editor Anne Morrison, for her continued assistance and valuable input into the JPS. During these unprecedented times of lockdown and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope there are some interesting ideas in here to distract and inspire you. With more parents involved in home schooling their children, we are grateful to the philosophy in schools community who have offered their support in unique ways. Check out the free resources and online lessons from our friends at The Philosophy Foundation, The Philosophy Man and others, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @JournalP4C where we will continue to share more resources and articles.
Our first issue for this year contains six original articles that explore how ‘philosophy’ is defined in the philosophy for children literature, and how it works best (or otherwise!) in various teaching contexts. Some of the papers from this and the forthcoming issue were initially presented at the 2018 FAPSA (Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations) Conference which was held at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus 10-11 July, 2018 with an In-Action Day at Hale School 9 July.