Inspiring Purpose


What Qualities Do Good People Have?

“What makes a good person?” It is one of the things that most of us strive for in our day-to-day lives, the ultimate goal of being “good.” From when we were children and were given rewards from parents or teachers for “good behaviour” to our adult lives, where we start to wonder what good we are bringing to the world and those around us. But what qualities would that involve in your opinion?

We visited Queen Anne High School this week, to listen to one RMPS teacher, Mr Igoe, who has taught Inspire Aspire for many years, deliver the programme to his S1s. One of the questions he asked his class of bustling minds was the exact question this post poses; “What qualities do good people have?”


Of course this is entirely subjective, but the idea was to get the ball rolling, to get young people thinking about the different qualities, virtues, values and personality traits that we have and what qualities our heroes and those we admire have.

See, Mr Igoe was getting pupils to think about the qualities they admire and what they might wish to have themselves; a key part of the Inspire Aspire programme.

The qualities and values listed in the first section of the poster are:


How many of these do you think you are good at or show? And how many of these would you like to have, and want to improveon? In the season of resolutions and new starts, January is a perfect time to self-reflect and look at what qualities you want so that you can be a good person, or just the best version of yourself you can be.

If you are interested in sharing practice, or having a look at any other suggestions for class activities relating to the Inspire Aspire programme please take a look at and the resources listed there. Alternatively, always drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in sharing your ideas for preparing young people for Inspire Aspire or want to gain some new ideas yourself!

Written by Sarah Virgo

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