The Delphic Challenge is an exciting activity and outward bound programme open to all children in Years 6-8, that is specifically designed to give the children the chance to acquire and develop key skills and experience in different areas. First and foremost the scheme is a great challenge and an amazing adventure. Every section completed allows the children to acquire new skills, make new friends, challenge themselves and develop their talents and passions. The scheme allows participants to get recognition for doing the things they love and to make a difference to other people’s lives and their community.
Children can enter the scheme at Year 6, Year 7 or Year 8 and there are three levels to the scheme, the successful completion of which leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The Gold Awards (Year 8) are then celebrated on Dolphin Night at the end of each school year.
The Four Sections are: Expedition, Service, Skilled Activity & Project.
Not only will they gain new experiences, but the Delphic Challenge will build their confidence and give them subject matter to talk about in interviews and on applications when competing for a place at senior school.
"It gave me the chance to learn something new – I was given the freedom to research a topic which I was passionate about."
"I particularly enjoyed the skills section as it gave me the opportunity to try a different activity outside of those we take part in during school clubs and trips."
"I myself completed the Delphic Challenge as a child. For my skill I began learning the flute, something which I still enjoy today. The contacts I made during my service were also invaluable when I began the Duke of Edinburgh Award at my secondary school. I highly recommend it!"
Alice Baker, Head of Science