Inspire Critical Thinking 2022/23 Workshop 4 is now available!

Pupils registered for Inspire Critical Thinking 2022/23 are now able to access the fourth and final workshop!

The academic articles of Inspire Critical Thinking Workshop 4 centre around the question: ‘How is Sport a Political Tool?’ The six academic articles in this workshop explore how politics and sport interact with one another. These final articles explore topics ranging from the role of tennis in French historical culture, to the representation of LGBTQ+ athletes in Russia. This month’s critical thinking focus is on social media, and we’ll be considering how you can use your critical thinking Welcome to Inspire Critical Thinking! skills to assess the material which you encounter online.

Remember to submit your challenge responses to for the chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher! To be in with a chance to win, please make sure that in your email to us, you let us know:

  • Your name
  • Your school
  • Your year group
  • Whether you are happy for us to share your work on social media

Click here to access this month’s workshop (remember, you will need the password sent to you via email).

Inspire Critical Thinking Summer School 2023

Applications for the Inspire Critical Thinking Summer School 2023 will open Tuesday 2nd of May! This Summer School is open to all current Year 11 pupils who are registered on Inspire Critical Thinking, and priority will be given to those pupils who have submitted work in response to challenges (so make sure you remember to submit your work for Challenge 4 before the 2nd of May if you haven’t submitted for any of the other challenges!)

The Inspire Critical Thinking Summer School will run from Wednesday 26th of July – Saturday 29th of July, and is completely free of charge (including all accommodation, food, and activities). More information about the Summer School will be communicated in due course, but if you have any questions please contact us at You will be sent a reminder email when applications open.