Ethos Education


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Ready Player One

Assembly Objective:

  • Can you buy whatever you want and still be a responsible citizen? And are you being manipulated by adverts? Suitable for use at Harvest, this assembly explores our responsibility as global citizens to share the resources we have on our planet. It presents a biblical perspective on consumerism and debt, and encourages students to take an ethical approach to what they buy.

Film:

  • Ready Player One (Amblin Entertainment/Warner, 2018, cert 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Greatest Showman

Assembly Objective:

  • How do we find contentment in life? This assembly explores how our values and beliefs affect our relationships with other people. It presents a biblical perspective on wealth and possessions, stressing the importance of friends and family to our emotional wellbeing. It encourages students to prioritise relationships with others over possessions and self.

Film:

  • The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox, 2017, cert PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Assembly Objective:

  • Is there such a thing as right and wrong? This assembly explores issues of right and wrong, and presents a biblical answer to the question of how to make the right choices. It encourages students to look for help from other people, and from reliable sources.

Film:

  • Murder on the Orient Express (20th Century Fox, 2017, cert 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Wonder Woman: Who’s to Blame?

Assembly Objective:

  • Can human beings be divided into good and evil? This assembly uses an excerpt from Wonder Woman to consider the Christian perspective that everyone is good, made in the image of God, but everyone has also rebelled against God, and is capable of evil action. Students are encouraged to consider their response to evil and to take action to act positively in the face of evil.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: What is family?

Assembly Objective:

  • Families are weird and complicated things. Have we ever stopped to ask exactly what a family is, or what it is for? Have we ever wondered what makes families different from friends? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on why what makes families a little bit difficult, might also be the thing that makes them something to be excited about.

Film:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel Studios, 2017, 12A) Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Learning from History

Assembly Objective:

  • Are human beings capable of reaching agreement without resorting to conflict? Using a film clip, the assembly examines the importance of good communication in situations of conflict and stress, and explores the Bible’s teaching on conflict and peace. Students will consider whether world peace is ever achievable, and reflect on the individual’s role in contributing to peace.

Film:

  • Arrival (Sony, 2016, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Doctor Strange: Why should we get back up from a fall from grace?

Assembly Objective:

  • What does a fall from grace feel like? Why should we bother to get back up again and face the world when we fail or when we feel like we’ve let people down? Where can we find the humility to accept our flaws, and the courage to move past them? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on the value of learning to pick ourselves up in the face of adversity, and how true humility about ourselves can help us feel free.

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In Deep Water

Assembly Objective:

  • In a stressful situation can the people around us be trusted? Good team-mates put each other’s needs before their own comfort and help us to discover that we are capable of extraordinary courage. This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on selflessness, trust and courage.

Film:

  • Deepwater Horizon (Summit, 2016, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The BFG: What makes friendship so special?

Assembly Objective:

  • Friendship is a central part of living a life shared with other human beings. In a world where many of our relationships are lived out through our smart-phones, it’s sometimes hard to identify what a real friend is, and what makes that friendship something to be treasured. This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on what friends are for, and what makes them so special.

Film:

  • The BFG (Amblin Entertainment, PG, 2016). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Florence Foster Jenkins: The Best Policy?

Assembly Objective:

  • Is it always right to tell the truth, even if we know it will hurt someone’s feelings? And if we decide not to be truthful, is there a point where our actions will be harmful? Through reflection on an Old Testament proverb and a verse from a New Testament letter, this assembly offers students the opportunity to consider how our actions impact others and to reflect on their friendships.

Film:

  • Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathe, 2016, PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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