This primary assembly has a theatrical theme, using the phenomenon that is ‘High School Musical’ to explore the enjoyment of live theatre and celebrating differences

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The release of Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt after six and a half years (2,321 days) as a hostage in the Colombian rain forest is something to celebrate, and is also an opportunity to discuss the use of violence as a means of coercion

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This year is the centenary of the 1908 Children Act, which set the legal standard for child protection, setting out principles that we now take for granted. It was largely the responsibility of Herbert Samuel, a young under secretary of state who later became leader of the Liberal Party

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This week, four men tried to row across the Atlantic from New York to their home in the Isles of Scilly. This assembly tells the story of their attempt and explains the rowers’ philosophy that it’s better to have tried and not succeeded, than never to have tried at all

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Scientists looking at the world food shortage are wondering whether we should all be eating more insects. This assembly discusses the issue and draws in the serious debate about world food shortages

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Just weeks before the Beijing Olympics, 22-year-old British heptathlon star, Jessica Ennis, one of our hopes for a medal, received the news that she cannot compete, having fractured her ankle in competition. Jessica’s disappointment and her courageous response to the dreadful blow form the theme of this assembly

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When Yosuke, an African grey parrot, escaped from his cage near Tokyo, everyone thought he was lost – until he announced his name and address to the people who had found him

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Last week, Yves Rossy became the first person to fly with body-mounted wings under jet power, not just holding level flight but climbing for a short while. This assembly celebrates man’s desire to fly like the birds

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This assembly looks at how the two countries have responded to the disastrous cyclone and earthquake, and how foreign aid workers are trying to help

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Well known violinist, Philippe Quint, left a Stradivarius violin in a New York Taxi. He was frantic, until it was returned to him next day by the taxi driver

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