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The Escape
From Delphi the Philosopher


It could be the last day of Socrates' life.  The good news is that an escape is planned - but the bad news is that it's never going to work.  Delphi decides the only way Socrates is going to be free is if she can persuade everyone to let him go.  But with time running out, can Delphi really make a speech that's persuasive enough?

This download consists of The Escape enquiry from Delphi the Philosopher.


This lesson gives the children an opportunity to put forward their own philosophical argument based on the story and all the skills they have learned.  It focuses on the children’s explanation and persuasion skills by leading them to make a short speech about why Socrates should be freed.  This chapter is best covered over two lessons to allow children plenty of time to prepare, practise and present their speech alongside Delphi’s.  In the first lesson, the focus can be on gathering ideas and understanding how to speak persuasively.  The second lesson can then be used to present the children’s speeches, before hearing Delphi’s and giving their response.  As the activities assume some knowledge of Socrates and the story, it is best delivered after other lessons from Delphi the Philosopher.


  • The full colour e-book of The Escape from Delphi the Philosopher, including guidance notes for teachers throughout.
  • Detailed lesson plans.
  • The Delphi Philosophy Enquiry Guide, a quick-start guide to teaching with Delphi Philosophy.
  • Picture slideshow, including all the questions and hand drawn and painted colour illustrations.
  • All the sentence stems ready to print off for your classroom.
  • Examples of pupil work.


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The Escape - Enquiry Pack

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