Assemblies

The Day wants to help you bring the news to life — in classrooms and during weekly assemblies. That is why we will be providing PDF presentation slides and accompanying notes on an important news story each week. They will include photos, videos and discussion questions to help your students think deeply about current affairs.

The Moon Landing

What lessons can we learn from the first ever Moon landing, which happened 50 years ago this month? President Nixon called it “the greatest week in the history of the world since its creation”. It took thousands of scientists almost ten years to get it right.

Why it's okay to have fun

Should we feel guilty about having fun? The school year is almost over and it is time to enjoy ourselves. Psychologists say that it is important to do things purely because they are fun!

Robot Revolution

Should we welcome the rise of robot workers? This week, a company called Oxford Economics predicted that up to 20 million jobs could be replaced by robots by 2030. However, new technologies could create jobs in other areas.

Humanism

Do we still need religion? June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year — and World Humanist Day. Humanists do not believe in God. They think that science, not religion, explains the world around us.

Anne Frank

What can we learn from Anne Frank? This Wednesday Anne Frank would have turned 90. She once wrote that “in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” What does this teach us?

The Queen's birthday

Do we need a royal family? This weekend, the Queen celebrates her official birthday when she appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. She is 93 years old.

Remembering D-Day

Is war wrong? It is almost 75 years since D-Day: the day on June 6, 1944, when Allied soldiers invaded Nazi-occupied France during the second world war. It was a turning point which eventually led to their victory.

Plastic pollution

Can we save our oceans from plastic? An explorer completed the deepest ever solo dive, descending seven miles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. While he was there, he spotted a plastic bag and sweet wrappers.

The miracle at Anfield

First Liverpool, then Tottenham. This week, two extraordinary comebacks in the Champions League semi-finals offered moments of drama, tension and triumph for fans. What life lessons can we learn from football?

Climate: Ways you can help

How can you help the fight against climate change? The UK government has officially declared a climate emergency. It wants to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, but this will require the help of everyone in Britain. What can you do?

Primark's new teen model

What makes someone unique? Primark has been praised for hiring a 13-year-old model with a skin condition called vitiligo. Kaiden Williams says he wants to inspire people to be confident and follow their dreams.

Women’s March

Are women equal to men? This weekend, tens of thousands of people around the world took part in a Women’s March to fight for women’s rights. Women have many more rights now than they did in the past, but around the world, the struggle for equality continues.

Inspirational Andy Murray

What can we learn from our sporting heroes? Sir Andy Murray is soon to retire after a long battle with injuries. He one of Britain's greatest sports stars. But what are the secrets to his success, and what can we learn from him?

Veganuary

Should we all be vegan? Last week Greggs caused a national stir when it introduced a vegan sausage roll to its menu. Meanwhile, 250,000 people have signed up to go meat and dairy-free for “Veganuary”.

A letter to Santa

What is the meaning of Christmas? A 120-year-old letter to Santa has gone on display in Kent. Five-year-old Marjorie asks for toy ducks and a ribbon for her cat, Kittykins. How important are presents at Christmastime?