Ethos Education


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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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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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