We have been studying the Tudors this half term, and today we were posed a question by Mrs Lohoar: What makes a good leader?
We have learned a bit about King Henry VIII and what kind of leader he was. We know that some people think he was one of the greatest monarchs in British history while others think he was a cruel tyrant.
We really enjoy sharing our thoughts and our ideas and building upon others’. That’s why we asked Mrs Lohoar if we could do a P4C (Philosophy for Children) session based around the Tudors.
Some of us thought that bravery was the most important characteristic of a good leader; others thought that a good leader should always look after the people he or she represents. Things got a bit interesting when someone posited that good leaders should always be kind. King Henry, who beheaded two of his wives, wasn’t very kind, was he?