Am I Always Responsible For My Actions?

Am I always responsible for my actions?


A scorpion asks a frog to help her across the river,  but will she be able to stop herself stinging him?  

A film that explores the concept of personal responsibility and human nature, encouraging  children to consider whether we are able to change our nature and whether we are therefore  responsible for our actions. 

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.

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.