Dealing With Emotions


Join Tabz (David Taberner), Hettie and Emily as they bring us another video assembly / collective worship on the theme of emotions and how we deal with them.

Safe Space is a project of Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust, creating a safe space to explore the big issues of life and faith in local schools.

Learning OBJECTIVES and curricular links:

  • To widen understanding of the Christian faith and Biblical parables.
  • To implement widened understanding through exploring our own emotions and accepting how we feel in a variety of situations.
  • To see an impact in how we express our emotions in a healthy way, especially how we respond to situations that we feel strongly about.

Session plan:

Intro: Tabz welcomes Hettie and Emily who introduce the session.

Game: Musical Statues | Players dance along to the music and freeze when the music stops.

Story: ‘Every Last Son’ from Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible, based upon the story of the prodigal son from Luke 15:11-32.

Game: Emoji Game | Hettie and Emily pull the face of an emoji. Players guess which emoji they are trying to recreate.

Thought: Reflections on how we all have emotions, our emotions are valid and tips on how we can deal with the emotions that we feel.

Challenge: Use your emotions for good where you can e.g. fundraising for a causes that makes you angry and speak to a trusted adult when you have emotions that you need help with.

SMSC Impact:


This session reflects upon the well known Christian story of the prodigal son and considers the emotions expressed in the story and the points of view of the different characters.


Pupils are encouraged to consider the emotions that we have and that it’s okay not to be okay, whilst also contemplating what we can do with those emotions.


The children are invited to reflect personally and discuss with others when we can use our emotions for good and when we need to speak to a trusted adult about how we feel.


Our country, although historically a Christian nation, is now home to many people of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. In these sessions, pupils have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect respectfully on our similarities, differences and the role faith plays in the lives of people around the world.

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