Fairness – Joseph’s Story Part 1


Join Tabz (David Taberner), Hettie and Emily as they bring us another video assembly / collective worship on the theme of fairness and how we can respond when we see or experience unfairness.

We start looking at the Bible story of Joseph (famous from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) for some tips. 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:

  • To widen understanding of the Christian faith and Biblical parables.
  • To implement widened understanding through reflecting on how we respond healthily to the unfairness we see or experience.
  • To see an impact in how we shift our focus to our own choices to be fair and the difference that makes for everyone else around us.

Session plan:

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

Game: The Coloured Colour | The name of a colour will appear on the screen written in a different colour. Players must say the colour that the word is written in and try to do better than Tabz and Emily.

Story: ‘Coats and dreams’ from Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible, based upon part 1 of the story of Joseph found in Genesis 37.

Game: Mega ball bounce | Tabz and Emily have a ball each and must do the most bounces that they can. However something isn’t fair…

Thought: Reflections on fairness and our response to the unfairness that we see or experience for ourselves.

Challenge: Speak up where you need to and choose to be fair.

SMSC Impact:


This session reflects upon part 1 of the Christian story of Joseph and what we can learn about fairness.


Pupils are encouraged to consider how their actions affect others and how they can speak up about the unfair actions of others.


The children are invited to reflect personally and discuss with others how unfairness affects others in the world and when we need to speak up about it.


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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