Each child at Chafyn Grove is encouraged to enjoy challenge. We have enshrined this in our ‘Chafyn Challenges’ – a series of tasks designed to help the children immerse themselves in our core values, learning who they can be in the process. The following is from the booklet which records their progress:
When George Mallory was asked why (on earth) he wanted to climb Everest, he memorably replied: ‘Because it’s there.’
The unspoken challenge of an unattained feat was urgent enough to draw him into an extraordinary feat of endeavour. That spirit, to be intrigued by possibility and impelled to see where that might lead, is at the heart of everything good at Chafyn Grove.
The enjoyment of challenge on its own, however, is not enough. Our motto challenges us to be mindful of how our actions affect others. Therefore, Compassion should be exercised alongside Courage and Curiosity.
These Chafyn Challenges are constructed to help you get the most out of school. The virtues they are built upon are our school colours. The completion of all of them by the time you leave will be a remarkable achievement, but each one tackled is a worthwhile step towards the summit.
I hope that you enjoy these challenges, they will help you to face others.