Respect and Inclusion


Join Tabz (David Taberner), Hettie and Emily as they bring us our sixth video assembly / collective worship on the theme of Respect and Inclusion.

Andy & The Odd Socks Song:

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 values and biblical origins.
  • To implement widened understanding through reflecting on how we treat those different to us and addressing where we need to change.
  • To see an impact in our families, schools and community as we stop our differences from getting in the way of us drawing closer to those around us.

Session plan:

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

Game: Hettie says | Like in the game Simon says, if Hettie does an action whilst saying ‘Hettie says’ then the children copy. If Hettie doesn’t say ‘Hettie says’ then participants don’t do the action.

Story: ‘Waiting in line’ from Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible, based upon the story of Jesus inviting children to come to Him, found in Matthew 19:13-15.

Game: Human guess who | Pupils follow Tabz’s actions if the statements apply to them. Notice how we are different to those around us.

Thought: Reflections on how we are similar and different to those around us and how we include people around us and treat others with respect.

Challenge: Encouragement to remember that all people are special, unique and deserve to be treated how we would want to be treated.

SMSC Impact:


This session reflects upon the Christian story of Jesus including children who were unimportant in those times. They learn that Jesus welcomes everyone: those similar and different to us.


Pupils are encouraged to consider the impact their actions have on others. They have the opportunity to take responsibility for their own actions of how they treat those who are different to themselves.


The children are invited to reflect personally and discuss with others how their actions affect themselves and those around them, and remember that all people are special and important.


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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