'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
LO: To make links to show how feelings and beliefs about the relationship of freedom and responsibility affect my behaviour and that of others.
LO: To compare my own and other people’s ideas about questions concerning the use of freedom and responsibility and know that these questions are sometimes difficult to answer.
What do you think freedom means and what responsibility means and would it mean the same for everyone and why? The story below highlights the use of freedom, but does it come with any responsibility? Read through the story and answer the key questions.
Daniel and Samantha had been secretly saving their pocket money for six weeks to buy their Mum a birthday present. They had seen her admiring some earrings in the jeweller’s shop in town, so they decided they would get off their bus in town and buy them. When they got to town they went to the shop, only to find it was closed, so they decided to find another shop. After a long search, they found another jeweller’s where they had the same earrings. They bought them and went back to catch their bus.
Meanwhile, at home, their Mum was very worried. It was nearly 5.30 and Daniel and Samantha weren’t home. She rang up the school and was told they had gone home. She rang a few friends, but the children weren’t there. “I shall have to ring the police if they don’t turn up soon,” she said to herself.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
For your activity, work on ‘School rules’. What are the school rules? Evaluate your school rules. Do these enable safety, happiness, confidence and freedom for pupils, teachers and parents? Do they enable pupils to be free and responsible?
Can you create a poster of school rules that you think we should have and answer if they enable pupils to be free and responsible. Can't wait to see them!