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Ask Lara - Lara's little lie
Monica (11) is excited about the upcoming chess tournament and insists that Lara (12) enters the contest - after all, Lara had told them all that she had won a trophy for chess. Lara had told them that, but it was a lie. Lara doesn’t know the first thing about chess! Meanwhile, Gabriel (13) hasn't done his homework, so he and Tony (13) lie to the teacher and say that Gabriel's bag has been stolen. Gabriel is wracked with guilt and Tony desperately tries to make him relax or he might blow their cover. The next day, try as she might, Lara can't seem to lose a game of chess. Through sheer luck she ends up winning the tournament. But she can't stand the guilt of lying to everyone around her, so she refuses the trophy, and announces to the whole school that she lied. Inspired by Lara's honesty Gabriel and Tony also confess that they lied. Both Lara and Gabriel learn that lying isn't worth it, and telling the truth is always best.
May be used to explore moral dilemmas like the ones which form the two main storylines. It is also useful to create a debate around 'white lies'- how much harm do they do? Is there such a thing as a 'little lie'?
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