Ethos Education


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Carnage: Do no harm or do some good?

Assembly Objective: 

  • How should we interact with other people? Is it enough for us just to do no harm to others, or should we also seek to do good for them? This assembly invites pupils to consider the Bible’s teaching about the ‘golden rule’.

Film: 

  • Carnage (StudioCanal, 2011, certificate 15). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Mirror Mirror: True Love

Assembly Objective: 

  • What makes for good stable relationships? This assembly considers the Bible’s teaching that true love is costly and challenging, but also reasoned and reasonable – and far more than blind devotion.

Film:

  • Mirror Mirror (StudioCanal, 2012, certificate PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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What We Did On Our Holiday: Best Intentions

Assembly Objective:

  • Is it okay to lie, as long as your intention is to avoid hurting other people? This assembly explores this difficult question and reflects on the Bible’s teaching about speaking the truth, in love.

Film:

  • What We Did On Our Holiday (Lionsgate, 2014, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Hunger Games: Look at what you look at

Assembly Objective: 

  • In this media-rich world how do we make decisions about what we watch? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching about the responsibility we have for what we think about (and, by extension, in this media-rich world, our responsibility for what we watch).

Film: 

  • The Hunger Games (Lionsgate, 2012, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Dark Knight Rises: Whose Money?

Assembly Objective:

  • Do we own things only for our benefit, or do we owe a duty to the rest of society? This assembly reflects on the Bible’s teaching about justice in the distribution of the world’s resources.

Film: 

  • The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros, 2012, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: Uncertain Future

Assembly Objective: 

  • The future is uncertain, so how can we make sure our life has meaning and purpose? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching about making the most of our lives each day.

Film: 

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (StudioCanal, 2012, certificate 15). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Home Sweet Home

Assembly Objective:

  • Why is the experience of ‘being home’, in its various forms, so important? This assembly explores the Bible teaching about ‘belonging’.

Film: 

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros, 2013, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Doctor Who: The Snowmen: Everybody’s Problem; Everybody’s Solution

Assembly Objective: 

  • What impact do we have, as individuals, on the world around us? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching that we can all make the world a better place by the things we do.

Film: 

  • A copy of the Doctor Who episode The Snowmen (on the BBC DVD, Doctor Who – The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials, 2012, certificate PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The 100-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared: Listen and Learn

Assembly Objective: 

  • How can we best show respect and tolerance as we communicate with others? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching that we should have open ears and open hearts.

Film:

  • The 100-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared, (StudioCanal, 2014, certificate 15). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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