To mark the date many believe to be the Bard's birthday, 23 April, topbanana's assembly outline can be adapted for all ages.
Use images to paint a picture of Shakespeare's life. Ask students to think of modern-day comparisons to what was once a form of mass entertainment: the theatre. Would Shakespeare have used computer games, television or social media?
Leave students with two thoughts: Shakespeare as a popular entertainer, who they might have followed on Twitter, and Shakespeare as a person who used his unique talents to write plays we still enjoy today.
Hand out Post-it notes and ask students to write down what talents they see in another student and stick them on the wall on their way out.
For assembly for every day of term, try the TES collection.