Ethos Education


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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Assembly Objective:

  • What are we celebrating at Christmas? This assembly introduces students to the idea of goodwill to others at Christmas, and connects some contemporary Christmas customs with their biblical roots. By looking at Christmas through the prism of Victorian Britain, students are encouraged to consider a biblical perspective on poverty and the birth of Jesus.

Film:

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (Parallel Films, 2017, cert PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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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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Peter Rabbit: How should we celebrate Harvest festival?

Assembly Objective:

  • How should we celebrate Harvest festival? This assembly explores Harvest from a biblical perspective as both a time of celebration and for showing concern for others.

Film:

  • Peter Rabbit (Sony Pictures, 2018) certificate PG, 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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Pride comes before a fall

Assembly Objective:

  • What does it feel like to be on the receiving end of pride? This assembly uses Bible passages from Proverbs to encourage children to think about the reasons behind pride.

Film:    

  • Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (Universal, 2010) certificate U. 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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