Assemblies

Tailor-made for school assemblies, a ready-to-use slide presentation on a topical theme, complete with photos, videos, discussion points and teacher notes... this is the place to find them week by week. Follow the link below and click the little arrow to the right of "present" in the top right hand corner, to find "presenter view" – this allows you to see the notes while you are displaying the slides.

Mental Health

Mental health affects us all, and looking after it is as important as staying physically healthy. What are some ways to do it?

Families

Humans have been gathering in family groups for thousands of years. Why do we need family? And how has our concept of it changes over the millennia?

Exams

Exams For millions of people around the world, exam season will soon be starting. With Covid-19 still a threat, many countries are taking measures to alter their examinations this year. How will the changes affect the future of exams?

Carbon

Carbon is one of the most abundant elements in the universe. It is the key to life. But humans have upset its natural cycle. What problems does it cause – and how can we fix them?

Ramadan

For nearly two billion people, 12 April marked the beginning of the year's holiest month. Ramadasn is a time for Muslims everywhere to explore and test their faith by fasting.

Spring

Spring On 20 March, the vernal equinox officially marked the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Festivals around the world are marking the occasion.

Water

Today (22 March) is World Water Day. It has been recognised since 1993 as a time to focus on the importance of freshwater – and raise awareness about those living without access to safe water.

Poetry

Sunday (21 March) is World Poetry Day, an international celebration of reading, writing and listening to poems.

International Women's Day

This internationally recognised day (8 March) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a time to call for gender parity around the world.

World book day

This Thursday (4 March) is World Book Day. It is a day specially set aside celebrate books and the pure joy of reading.

Science

This week's assembly looks at the impact of scientific research and where studying could lead you. It also discusses some of the leading scientists from history.

Inequality

This week’s assembly looks at our divided society, the wealth gap and the impact of the pandemic on global inequality.

Online safety

Safer Internet Day is held on 9 February. Millions take the opportunity to share information about how to make the most of the internet while staying safe online.

Languages

Languages do not just help us communicate with other human beings. They unlock cultures, broaden our understanding of history – and even shape the way we think.

The Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day is held on 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is an opportunity to commemorate all victims and work to prevent future atrocities.

Civil rights

The civil rights movement was a decades long struggle by African Americans to end racial discrimination in their country. It changed millions of lives, and inspired other movements around the world.

Environment

This week’s assembly looks at the environment, the wonders of the natural world and the challenges we face in preserving it.

Hope

Our last assembly of the year looks forward to 2021 after a challenging year by exploring how to live with hope for the future.

Human Rights

This Thursday (10 December), Human Rights Day will be celebrated around the world.

Modern Slavery

Wednesday is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. What is modern slavery – and how can you raise awareness?

Thanksgiving

On Thursday, millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. What is the history of the holiday? And how can being thankful help us in our daily lives?

Anti-Bullying

This week is Anti-Bullying Week in the UK. Why do people bully? What kinds of bullying are there? How can we unite against it?

Remembrance

More than 100 years after the end of World War One, November remains a month of Remembrance. It is a time to honour those killed in past and current conflicts, and to promote peace.

The Queen and her crown

Queen Elizabeth had an important job on Monday: delivering a speech to open parliament. Amid all the pomp and ceremony, some people noticed that she was wearing an unusual crown. Why?

Protest

London and other cities have been blocked by protestors all week. They want to draw attention to the climate crisis and believe that this is the only way to do it. But many feel they are wrong to cause disruption.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement. It is the most sacred and solemn day in the Jewish calendar. It is a day to reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness for any sins. Jews do not work or go to school on this day.

The inspiring Lady Hale

Lady Hale is the first ever female president of the Supreme Court, which made a historic decision this week. From her state school in Yorkshire, Lady Hale rose to become the UK's top judge. For her whole career, she has worked hard to make the law fairer for everyone.

The Channel Challenge

What is persistence? This week, Sarah Thomas swam across the English Channel four times in a row. Even when she faced jellyfish, illness and strong currents, she did not give up.

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.

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.