Why Should I Be Good?

Why should I be good?


A boy finds a ring of invisibility and must decide what to do with it...

This film explores the concept of morality, considering how we know the difference between right and wrong and where our motives for behaviour come from. It encourages children to reflect on the origins of morality; whether it be parents and teachers, a religion, or whether we are born knowing the difference between right and wrong.

Adapted from The If Machine by Peter Worley.

Fun and engaging short films exploring fundamental philosophical concepts through everyday questions that children ask, and adults often struggle to answer.

The films provide a springboard into wider philosophical exploration and debate in the classroom and beyond, considering concepts such as morality, identity and fairness, and aim to help Key Stage 2 students to think logically, laterally and creatively.

There are two versions of each story: one that includes a breakout to class discussion for additional guidance, and one with just the stories, for you to use in the way that works best for you.

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UK residents can watch the BBC animated adaptation via their iplayer streaming service by clicking the main picture or the button above.