Resources for Character Education for secondary schools

This is a free-to-download multimedia session in Character Education for Year 10+ exploring the Virtue of Temperance.

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A free session for schools

Ten Ten Resources, in partnership with The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, and the London Oratory school, has created a pilot resource on the subject of the Virtue of Temperance for Year 10+.

Centred around the allegorical animated story of Luna’s Quest, this session gives students a memorable encounter with the virtue of temperance and creates a framework for discussion and personal reflection.

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The Film

Luna’s Quest is an animated allegorical tale produced by Ten Ten’s award-winning team of filmmakers. Set in a dystopian world ravaged by war, our hero, Luna, is on a mission to save her dying brother by searching for the mythical elixir. Navigating her way across dangerous waters in an old wreck of a boat, she is guided by a wise old fisherman and discovers her own reserves of character on the hazardous journey.

The symbolism concealed in the story is revealed in a series of Tik Tok style ‘explainer videos’ which are peppered throughout the lesson, leading to distinctive teaching and learning about the virtue of temperance.

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The Session

The accompanying session plan is designed to fit into a 60-minute lesson. Students will grasp and appreciate the notion of temperance: the virtue which brings order to our lives, particularly our emotions and desires.

Pupils will engage in discussion and personal writing exercises to learn about and apply their understanding of the virtue of temperance. The session ends with a reflection on how practising temperance does not dull emotions or destroy desires, but rather moderates them and allows them to flourish in healthy, balanced ways, which leads to peace, joy and freedom.

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The Cardinal Virtues

Temperance is one of the ‘Cardinal Virtues’, the other three being prudence, justice and fortitude. The term cardinal comes from the Latin ‘cardo’ which means ‘hinge’; these four virtues are ‘cardinal’ because they are regarded as the basic virtues required for a virtuous life.

Luna’s Quest is part of a series of new resources commissioned by The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue. This resource is also the pilot for a proposed series of sessions on  Character Education created by Ten Ten. By accessing and using this free-to-download resource, we would welcome your feedback as we discern the next steps for this programme.

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Our Partners

This resource was produced in collaboration with educators from The London Oratory School in West London, who were generously supported by The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.

The Jubilee Centre is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. Launched in 2012, the Centre promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life.

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