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The Wish
From Delphi the Philosopher


The festival of the wine god Dionysus is in full swing and Delphi has to bring an offering to the statue of the god himself.  She doesn't have much to offer, however the wine god is much more thankful to her than she expected.  But is his blessing a wish - or a curse?

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


This lesson explores ‘what if’ scenarios, with a focus on the ability to change your mind and update your ideas because of objections.  This helps children recognise the collaborative element of doing philosophy – that ideas improve when people object and revise an idea together.  This also helps children develop their logical thinking.  The story focuses on the question of whether wealth will lead to happiness or becoming a good person, and is a retelling of the famous Midas myth. 


  • The full colour e-book of The Wish from Delphi the Philosopher, including guidance notes for teachers throughout.
  • Detailed lesson plan.
  • 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 Wish - Enquiry Pack

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