Ethos Education


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The Measure of a Hero

Assembly Objective:

  • How does failure help us shape our futures? This assembly considers the idea that by failing, human beings learn from their mistakes and are able to succeed. It examines how shame over past mistakes can stop people living fully, and considers the biblical teaching on forgiveness and redemption through the story of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.

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Instant Family

Assembly Objective:

  • What does it feel like to be part of a family? No family is perfect, but part of the purpose of family is to teach us how to negotiate relationships in the wider world. The Bible uses the picture of a family to describe the church, and talks about how believers are adopted into God’s family. This is not a perfect family either, but it’s important for people who follow Jesus to know that they belong because God has chosen to include them.

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Trip a Little Light Fantastic

Assembly Objective:

  • What difference can an individual make to someone else’s emotional and mental wellbeing? This assembly examines the idea that human beings have an opportunity to bring hope and joy to those around us and to impact the wider community through our actions and reactions. The Bible contains many references to light and darkness, and Jesus is described as the Light of the World.

Film:

  • Mary Poppins Returns (Disney, 2019, certificate U). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Searching

Assembly Objective: 

  • In a world where our online presence reveals our likes, dislikes, friendships and whereabouts, is it possible to be known for who we really are? This assembly raises questions of online versus true identity and prompts students to consider the biblical perspective that only God truly knows us.

Film:

  • Searching (Sony Pictures, 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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