Whether you’ve asked the children that question or not the chances are you can guess the most popular answers. Play time, lunch break, games, the reading of a story, art…
But does anyone say “Assembly”?
If any children do give that as an answer they are probably going to be in a minority, and yet it ought to be possible to generate more enthusiasm for assemblies, since the assembly is an opportunity to do something utterly different from what happens in the rest of the day.
Indeed, there is no reason why the children should not look forward to each day’s assembly in order to find out what new and exciting event is going to happen next.
And there is, of course, a bonus here, because in such a scenario what we inevitably find is that one has everyone’s complete attention.
It was with this idea in mind that I began to collect ways of delivering Assemblies that did more than meet the statutory requirement. Assemblies that become as riveting as the TV programme that children ensure they get home in time to watch each day.
But, of course, assemblies need more than originality, for they also need to meet the social and emotional needs of the children who attend them and offer a focus on the values that the school wishes to present to the children.
As a result of this thinking we have produced a set of over 350 assemblies which are instantly available and fully scripted. And we are still working on the project with new assemblies being added every month.
These assemblies are divided into 12 categories along with an index which allows you to choose your assembly by topic. You can read a full example of one of our assemblies by following this link.
Additionally you can see the complete list of the 12 main categories and from there you can go into each category and see the details of all the assemblies on offer.
All the details are available at http://www.assemblybox.co.uk where you can also order online:
• a 12 month subscription (only £149)
• a 24 month subscription (only £142 per year)
• a 36 month subscription (only £135 per year)
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org