Talk (Rules & Boundaries / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Talk introduction 1
Later on tonight we're going to talk about rules and boundaries
To get us thinking about that we're going to watch a clip from
Charlie and the Chocolate
[ Charlie and the
Scene 20, 59 mins - 1 hour 4 mins 30. They are in Willy Wonka's
lab and this girl tries out some chewing gum. They are told "not to
touch anything" but she does anyway. She turns into a giant blue
berry. Talk introduction 2
We're going to watch another scene...
[ Charlie and the
Scene 23, 1 hour 8 mins 40 - 1 hour 13 mins 50. They go to the
Nut sorting room...Veruca ends up getting attacked by the squirrels... Middle bit
Earlier we watched some clips from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Can anybody remember what happened? Willy Wonka was showing his guests around his factory...
They we told not to touch anything, but of course some of them did...
one girl turned into a blue berry
another got attacked by squirrels
They broke the rules and paid the price
I guess this is something we've all done at some point
Would anyone like to tell us about a time when they 'broke the rules'?
Why did you do it?
Why do you think Willy Wonka made up these rules in the first place?
When we hear the word 'rules' we often switch off...why is that? To some people, rules are a stupid idea...or seem unfair...
But then some some rules are a little bit crazy...
[Get them to read out some of these examples]
In the UK: Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be
sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks
In the UK: Excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman
with a bow and arrow
In Israel: Picking your nose on Saturday is forbidden
In Oklahoma: Making ugly faces at a dog is unlawful
On these cards, I have some more rules...
I'd like you to spend a moment and put these rules in order
So the most important rules are at the top, least important are at the
[Split into small groups and hand out the 'cards' - give them 5 mins]
So who would like to tell us the top 5 rules?
Why are they more important than the others?
Some of these rules you'll find in the Bible
They are part of the 10 commandments
As we have seen in the DVD these rules are there to make our lives better
Although it might not always seem that way
Who can tell me which of these rules are in the Bible?
Don't abuse the name of God
Spend religious time at least once a week
Be nice to your parents;
Don't kill or harm others
Don't commit adultery
Don't steal from others
Don't say lies or bad things about others
Don't crave for or be jealous of others' property
Don't crave for or be jealous of others' relationships
For the source of these paraphrases see
http://www.youthideas.co.uk/yw/blog/2006/02/reading-up-on-rules-boundries.html We're talking about this tonight because at the end of March we're
planning to have a sleepover
But only if you follow the rules...
[Outline the rules]
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