MORALITY“I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.” Philip Pullman
What this means to us
The values and principles that help us to tell right from wrong and guide our behaviour.
Big ideas about legacy that we help our children understand
- We can learn virtues and values throughout our lives, our character is not fixed.
- To treat others as we would wish to be treated is the ‘golden rule’ that is found in many different religions and world cultures. To do so wholeheartedly we need to recognise the equal worth of others, to feel compassion and try to understand their perspective, even when very different from our own.
- Our personal values and principles can be powerful guides, helping us to make difficult decisions, be courageous and do the right thing, even when it’s hard.
- Rights, responsibilities and rules that have been agreed by society as fair can help to keep peace and support the just treatment of all members of society.
Related virtues we nurture in our children
Compassion, truthfulness, open-mindedness, respect, humility, tolerance, empathy, integrity, forgiveness, kindness, courage, respect.
Underpinning concepts we explore with our children through the lens of different subjects
Perspective, diversity, justice, rights, responsibility, rules, law, heroism, viewpoint, position, value, context, appropriate, positive, negative, similarity, difference, trust, faith, belief, concern, complexity, characteristic, identity.
The thoughts of others with the power to inspire us
“I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.” – Philip Pullman
“A quiet conscience makes one strong!” – Anne Frank