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'Church school' assemblies are targeted at church schools and are more overtly Christian in content.
> Looking ahead - November 2013
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The Suffragettes and direct action
To consider the direct action the suffragettes took during their campaign.
Suitable for Whole School

> October 2013
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Fear
Takes a look at the positive and negative aspects of this emotion.
Suitable for Key Stage 3/Key Stage 4
Tonight we are young: The highs and lows of drug use
Reminds students that, while they are young, they are not invincible.
Suitable for Key Stage 4/Key Stage 5
The computer mouse
Reflects on the importance of a device we rarely notice and gives tribute to its late inventor, Doug Engelbart.
Suitable for Whole School
A gospel for all people: Luke's inclusiveness (feast day 18 October)
Shows how Luke’s Gospel demonstrates that Christianity is inclusive of all.
Suitable for Whole School
The Hajj: The annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca (13-18 October 2013)
Encourages students to put in place good plans for the coming school year (SEAL theme 3: Motivation).
Suitable for Whole School
Living gratefully: Harvest in the twenty-first century
Explores students’ appreciation of the resources available to them (SEAL theme: Self-awareness).
Suitable for Whole School
Monsters: Which monsters frighten you?
Considers our differing perceptions of monsters.
Suitable for Whole School
Red Cross: Protecting life and dignity
C Explores the origins of the International Committee of the Red Cross (SEAL theme: Empathy).
Suitable for Whole School (Church school)


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> September 2013
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Lasers and balloons: Jesus is the light of the world
Helps students to understand how they can be lights in the world and help overcome darkness.
Suitable for Key Stage 4/Key Stage 5
The dream
Reflects on Martin Luther King’s famous speech, made 50 years ago on 28 August, 1963.
Suitable for Key Stage 4/Key Stage 5
One love!
Challenges students to reflect on the unity of all humankind.
Suitable for Whole School
What will you leave behind?
Considers our personal legacy at the beginning of the school year.
Suitable for Whole School
Build from the bottom up: Good foundations or poor foundations?
Encourages students to put in place good plans for the coming school year (SEAL theme 3: Motivation).
Suitable for Whole School
Creating a superhero
Considers how to create a superhero to encourage students to use their gifts for good.
Suitable for Whole School
A passionate approach to environtmental issues: Greenpeace Day (15 September 2013)
Explores Greenpeace’s approach to environmental issues to encourage students to care for the environment (SEAL theme 2: Empathy).
Suitable for Whole School
Who do you say I am?
Challenges students to think about who they really are.
Suitable for Whole School (Church school)

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> August 2013
TITLE SUITABILITY
The cost of a phone
Examines the true cost of a mobile phone.
Suitable for Key Stage 4/Key Stage 5
It's boring!
Helps students to reflect on the experience of feeling bored.
Suitable for Key Stage 4/Key Stage 5
Compromise
This assembly addresses the necessary and positive issue of compromise.
Suitable for Whole School
Hidden lives 5: I will survive
Reminds students that they should never give up hope of a better life.
Suitable for Whole School
Slavery no more
Encourages students to consider how their spending may link with a type of modern slavery (SEAL theme: Empathy).
Suitable for Whole School
Trust
Explores the concept of trust.
Suitable for Whole School
Who am I? Answering like Jesus did
Explores students' sense of identity, using the 'I am' sayings of Jesus (SEAL theme: Self-awareness).
Suitable for Whole School

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> Space - video assemblies
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space - video stillSpace video assembly 1: 'It won't fail because of me (4 min 35 sec)
‘It won’t fail because of me’ gives an introduction to the crew and mission of Apollo 11’s moon landing, with the challenges faced along the way.
Suitable for Key Stage 3
space - video stillSpace video assembly 2: The Solar System (5 min 18 sec)
This assembly is mainly an introduction to the Solar System as a series of planets and other bodies.
Suitable for Key Stage 3
space - video stillSpace Video assembly 3: Across the universe (4 min 40 sec)
This assembly takes a closer look at the Earth and its ability to support life in all its diversity.
Suitable for Key Stage 3
space - video stillSpace video assembly 4: Spirit on Mars (4 min 40 sec)
This assembly gives an outline of the mission on Mars of two rovers: Spirit and Opportunity.
Suitable for Key Stage 3
space - video stillSpace video assembly 5: A better Earth (4 min 14 sec)
This assembly begins with a brief history of how astronomy developed as a science and then moves into the words of Apollo 11 astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin, who encourages us to continue to explore space.
Suitable for Key Stage 3

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ASSEMBLETS

Short, snappy stories, each with a clear, simple moral.

Be careful what you wish for
Force of habit
Immune to flattery
Act in haste
Creative thinking
Master your mind
Reputations (The fear of God)
Troubled waters
A vicious circle
The Black Door: fear of the unknown
Share the fire
The wise man's stone
If we could shrink the earth
Don’t give up
The Two Lions
Anybody could have done it
Who's packing Your parachute
Learning from experience
Putting others first
Stay alert
The bitter end
The sound of silence

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