Ethos Education


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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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Kung Fu Panda 3: What does it mean to just be you?

Assembly Objective:

  • How many times do we hear the phrase ‘just be true to yourself’, or ‘the best thing you can do is just be you’? How do we know what this really means for our every day lives? What does it mean to just be ourselves? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on what it might mean (and not mean!) to be ourselves in the context of our local and global community of fellow human beings.

Film:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (DreamWorks Animation, 2016, PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Martian: Why is Every Human Life Worth Saving?

Assembly Objective:

  • Why do we think every human life is worth saving? Why do we go to such extremes to save one human life? This assembly explores and evaluates the Bible’s teaching on the sacredness of individual human life.

Film:

  • The Martian (20th Century Fox, 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut: Stones in the Road

Assembly Objective:

  • How can we face challenges ahead of us? This assembly, particularly suitable for the end of a year, explores the Bible’s teaching about the value of remembering the past as we face the future.

Film: 

  • Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (from series 6 episode 1, BBC DVD, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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