Perse pupils create new society after ‘zombie apocalypse’ on World Philosophy Day
20 Nov 2019
Year 8 Perse pupils marked World Philosophy Day with the task of building a society from scratch following a zombie takeover.
Under the premise that they were the only survivors of a zombie apocalypse following the release of a virus, the pupils used theories of political and ethical philosophy as the basis for finding a way for humans to thrive again.
Sixth Form philosophy students became the ‘tame’ zombies, helping Year 8 consider the pros and cons of different political and value systems.
The event was rounded off with each group presenting their visions for a new society, including their thoughts on how resources should be allocated in the most effective way for humans to flourish.