This secondary assembly – written for the last few days of term – asks whether school should be compulsory, and discusses the minimum age for leaving

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This secondary assembly looks at the development of the National Health Service. It encourages students to think about the physical, mental and spiritual health issues that affect them

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This secondary assembly invites students to consider what might lie behind a happy lifestyle, and discusses Professor Richard Layard’s governmental research on the state of the nation’s happiness

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This week’s assembly examines our love of ‘the way things are’. It explores ways in which we like a certain degree of predictability about our life and how an unpredictable life might be troublesome, as well as the importance of occasionally welcoming change

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This week’s assembly is an objective look at human behaviour in our attitudes to war and conflict − with particular reference to recent news that the fatalities of British soldiers serving in Afghanistan had risen to 100

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This week’s assembly looks at the part played by the 1913 Epsom Derby suicide in the story of universal suffrage

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This week’s assembly discusses how we react to charity appeals − notably those that we see on television

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This week’s assembly looks at the presidential election in the USA and the idea of checks and balances. It encourages students to think about the checks they need to make on their lives and what living a balanced life means

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This week’s assembly looks at equality, particularly focusing on the problems faced by female scientists within their chosen career

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This week’s assembly examines our apparent need for a ‘buzz’ in life, and how some people achieve this in healthy ways and others more harmfully

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