I love this time of year!
Starting the Inspiring Purpose project with S2s. Formerly Inspire Aspire, this is a project that looks at developing pupils character, their inspirations and ambition. It is a project run all across the Commonwealth, if you haven’t heard of it you can read more about it here!
I will document our progress throughout the process and share some of our entries. Firstly we started thinking about our own character and what is character? This 8 Minute video is great for that!
Next the Pupils wrote about the type of person they aspire to be. I have created a Slideshow of some of their answers! They are utterly brilliant!
We then took the ‘periodic table of characters strengths’ and decided on what ones are the most important. There was a great discussion in some classes about whether Honesty is the best policy and what is the difference between being a ‘snake’ and not being a bystander. We talked about this poem here.
Over the next few weeks the pupils at Musselburgh Grammar School are going to be taking part in this project and forming their own action plan for the future!
Many people believe in reincarnation. The idea that people are reborn as another living thing when they die.
There are many religious and non religious examples of this…
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Could play the piano fluently from a young age. Composed many pieces of work from the age of 4. Claimed he could remember music from before.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
At the age of 3 Gauss could solve complicated mathematical problems. He went on to become a great mathematician.
The Buddhist Monk the Dalai Lama is the 14th incarnation of the Dalai Lama. This short video explains how the new Dalai Lama is found.
This is a documentary about a young boy from Glasgow who remembers a previous life on the island of Barra.
Today is November 1st, an important festival in Central America.
This article from Time Magazine explains all you need to know about the day and what it involves. http://time.com/4551366/dia-de-los-muertos-day-dead-halloween/?xid=newsletter-brief
The S2 classes at Musselburgh Grammar have been learning about Festivals and the Day of the Dead, see the skulls they have made below.
This is a list of some recommended websites and resources. It will be added to as we find more resources. If you know of any other good websites or resources please add them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
BBC Religion –
This is a good general website for ideas, resources and articles on many different topics. Use the search bar to help find information on your topic.
BBC Ethics –
These are guides on some main issues that you may be studying. It give a lot of information on different topics including religious and non religious views.
Some good information on human rights, torture, capital punishment. Although be careful of bias!
Great guides on different topics demonstrating the humanist approach to many moral issues.
Issues online is a great resource for articles, facts and statistics on a wide range of topics.
Ask your teacher for the username and password.
Lots of short videos about a range of topics.
Search by topic to find relevant news articles.
Stephen Fry on The Existence of God
Euthanasia/ Assisted Dying