What's Fair?

What's fair?


Three friends are going on a quest to find a mysterious golden bird that lives deep in the forest. But first, they have to work out who’s carrying what…

This film explores the concept of fairness, and how - or whether - burdens and resources should be shared. It encourages children to reflect on whether there is a difference between fairness and equality, and how we consider those that are in some way disadvantaged.

Adapted from The Backpackers by Jason Buckley

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.

Download Teacher Guide

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