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.

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?

Human rights

Why do our human rights matter? It is the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document explains the rights of every human bring on Earth. It has been translated into more than 500 languages...

Easter Island Statue

Should ancient treasures be returned to the country they came from? That is the hot debate this week, as people from Easter Island campaign to have a special statue returned to their homeland. Should the British Museum do as they are asked?

Protesting

Can protesting change the world? Last week, thousands of activists gathered to block traffic on several London bridges. They were protesting at the lack of progress being made to fight climate change. How effective was the protest, and what difference can one person make?

Cyberbullying

What can we do to stop cyberbullying? Last week Prince William gave a speech criticising social media companies for being “on the back foot” when it came to mental health, fake news and bullying.

Banned Ad

Should the Iceland Christmas advert have been banned? The supermarket has released a festive advert raising awareness about the destruction of the rainforest to produce palm oil, but it has been banned from TV screens for being too political.

Remembrance

How do we remember World War One? On Sunday, in ceremonies across the country, people will honour those killed during the First World War. This year is particularly important, with 2018 marking a century since the conflict ended.

Anti-Semitism

What is anti-Semitism and what can we do about it? On Saturday, 11 people were killed at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US. As anti-Semitism rises around the world, this assembly asks how we can all help.

Eugenie's wedding

Can scars be beautiful? Princess Eugenie chose to wear a backless dress during her wedding to Jack Brooksbank. She said she wanted to challenge beauty standards by showing off an old surgery scar.