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Who is My Neighbour?
w/c 15 July 2019
‘The Good Samaritan’ is a story that has been taught to children for generations. Yet despite its familiarity to many, the parable still has a resonance that can impact how we view the world. In this assembly, we present a contemporary retelling of the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ using a simple narrated drama. Children will consider who their neighbour really is and what it means to be a good one. The story asks some challenging questions: are we sometimes too busy to stop and help someone? Too embarrassed? Worried about how others might view us? Think it easier to walk away and do nothing? By the end of the assembly, children will be inspired to reach out to others in need over the holidays.
- “You must love…your neighbour as yourself.” Luke 10:25 - 37
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will be able to:
- Recognise who their neighbours are.
- Understand what makes a good neighbour.
- Be able to explain what is meant by the word ‘neighbour’.
- Reflect on ways in which they can be a good neighbour.
- PowerPoint Presentation.
- Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading.
- Appendix 2 – The Good Samaritan Revamped.
- Appendix 3 – Character Name Cards.
- Prepare 1 child to read the Gospel in Appendix 1, and 4 children to take part in the narrated drama.
- Place 5 chairs at the front. (NB. The drama does not require rehearsal, but you can rehearse if you wish.)
- Decide whether you will read the full story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ from Appendix 1 at the start of Slide 7.
- Traditional: Whatsoever You Do by W.F. Jabusch
- Contemporary: Spark by Aaron Powell
Joanna Evans with Edith Kirkwood