This assembly follows the inspiring story of Wanda Summers − her recovery from a serious accident, and her determination to complete an ultra-marathon across the Gobi desert

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On 11 June this year, the hills around Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales saw the thirtieth Man versus Horse Marathon. The assembly tells the story of the race, and along the way reflects on the long story of the close relationship between humans and horses

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In this assembly, children will learn about why supporters are important for encouraging sportsmen and women and for sporting events as a whole

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This assembly discusses being scared when students are lost, and offers advice as to what they should do when they are

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This primary assembly looks at personal injury and disappointment, and how to make the most of a bad situation

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In this assembly, children will learn about Doug Gregory – the 87 year old RAF pilot who is still flying and performing stunts. Children will be invited to confront stereotypes about older people

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This assembly looks at the history of the Queen’s Speech and what her latest speech will mean for the UK

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This assembly looks at the importance of technology and wonders where science will take us in the next few decades

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As recent political events have shown, sometimes you’re in a position where whatever you choose to do is going to upset someone. This assembly keeps away from the political issue, but presents the dilemma in familiar terms

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This assembly reflects on spring and memories, using a poem written by A. E. Housman

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The assembly helps children to understand that fairness is an intrinsic quality of all sport – that cheating damages the sport as well as taking away from the achievements of the cheat

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This assembly discusses British citizens stuck abroad due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland and subsequent flight ban

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This assembly looks at the sport of mountain climbing and the huge challenge that awaits the boy who wants to be the youngest person to conquer Everest

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This assembly looks at what it means to footballers to represent their country in the World Cup and the meaning of national pride

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The assembly sets out some of the facts about Down’s syndrome. It includes the story of Dr Down, and mentions some famous people with Down’s. The theme throughout is that of attitudes to people with learning difficulties

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This assembly asks children to think about the challenges faced by deaf musicians and mentions both Beethoven and Dame Evelyn Glennie

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This assembly tells the story of a bomb-sniffing dog called Treo, an Army dog who did work in Afghanistan, became the 63rd animal to be awarded the ’Animals’ VC‘ – the Dickin Medal.

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This assembly examines these first signs of spring and also discusses why new potatoes in the UK are now grown under swathes of plastic. It asks children to consider where their food comes from – and the price the countryside pays for it

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Reginald Earnshaw, killed at 14 years and 152 days, was belatedly recognised recently as the youngest serving casualty of World War Two

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Fifty years ago this month, the Greensboro Four sat down for a coffee in Woolworths. This assembly explores the lessons their act of bravery teaches us

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This assembly reflects on the idea of hope, challenging listeners to engage in hopeful thinking for the future. It refers to the recent events in Haiti, as well as the memorial services recently held to remember the victims of the Holocaust

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This assembly discusses seven year old Charlie’s remarkable fundraising effort for Haiti, highlighting the concerns and efforts of all young fundraisers. It contains a Christian message and a short story from the Bible

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The Haitian earthquake of 12th January has been a highly featured issue on every news channel and in every newspaper. This assembly helps teachers explain to children what has happened, why it won’t happen in Britain, and that there are things that are being done to help

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Miep Gies died this week aged 100. She helped shelter Anne Frank’s family during the Second World War and saved Anne’s diaries which were published to great acclaim

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Gerald Haigh looks at the effect of hard winters – not only on people, but on the wildlife of our country

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This primary assembly centres around presents, helping children think about the purpose of present-buying, and their own feelings about both giving and receiving

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This assembly looks at the history of the Red Arrows, Kirsty’s historic achievement, and, briefly, the changing role of women in the military

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This assembly looks at what happens when somebody cheats, with reference to a recent football match

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This primary assembly discusses the gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt and his recent adoption of a cheetah, and explores the idea of celebrities using their fame for good causes

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This SEAL assembly for primary school children examines the feeling of loss when a loved on dies, and the idea of having keepsakes to remind us of them

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The primary assembly takes a lighthearted look at the tradition of Halloween, with a reference to the Halloween scene in ‘Meet me in St Louis’, and also explains the meaning of All Saints Day

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This assembly discusses at the stories of companionship and friendship between presidents, presidential families and their dogs

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This primary assembly tells the story of Rama and Sita, and gives information on the festival of Diwali

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This assembly looks at genealogy, with a focus on the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his family tree

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A primary assembly about swimming

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This assembly looks at the inventions and technological advances that have changed our world, as well as inviting children to suggest what inventions they can predict that might change the future

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This assembly explores responsibility and road safety, in the context of children walking to school

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This assembly looks at the feelings of children and teachers as they start the new school year

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This primary SEAL assembly, written by Gerald Haigh, discusses the first landing on the Moon and compares the new beginning for mankind to pupils’ new beginnings next school year

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This assembly looks at the work of the gondoliers, the magical city of Venice, and the excitement of travelling somewhere new that a holiday can bring

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This assembly tells the story of the last British Wimbledon Singles Champion, and celebrates some of the changes that have happened to our country since her victory

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This primary assembly looks at the work of the meteorological office and the people who are involved with forecasting the weather as part of their career

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The primary assembly by Gerald Haigh discusses old age, using Henry Allingham as an example – currently the oldest man in Britain

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This primary assembly celebrates schools’ all-weather heroes and heroines – school crossing patrol wardens

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This primary assembly by Gerald Haigh looks sensitively at child trafficking, using the example of a charity that helps circus children in Nepal

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This Primary assembly focuses on acts of charity and people who use their wealth for good causes, using Brian Burnie and Elizabeth Fry as examples

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The subject of pets is one that can effectively be used to engage children in lessons about personal responsibility, and the importance of natural habitats for animals. Gerald Haigh uses a popular advertising campaign to relate these important social lessons to young children

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This assembly for primary school children introduces them to ideas about schools and education in other countries and cultures

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This primary assembly looks at the music and the problem with judging appearances, using Britains’s Got Talent‘s star Susan Boyle. It looks at the reasons why her TV appearance has moved so many people.

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