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Stone Soup

This is a rework of the Brothers Grimm story in which a stranger encourages a village to produce a nourishing soup by offering to make the meal using nothing more than a stone. By encouraging the villagers to contribute seemingly inconsequential additions such as an onion or a carrot, the whole community is soon enjoying a meal together.

Students will watch this as an animated cartoon and then compare it with a documentary into a recent air crash where the cause is demonstrated to have been the cumulative effect of negligence by several individuals failing to take action at different stages.

Resource consists of: newly created animation telling the story of Stone Soup in a contemporary setting of business world and group of young people on their way to a music festival. Accompanying teaching notes will be posted on this space.

Skills addressed

Teamwork in the context of sustainability - social responsibility