This assembly looks at the problem of Fake News in today’s society and the role it has played in several major world events since 2016, up to the present day (including Brexit, Trump, Wikileaks, Climate change denial etc.)
The assembly covers what fake news is, the history of fake news, where it comes from, how it spreads and why it matters.
It also features a quiz where the students will get the chance to see if they can spot the fake news stories out of ten unlikely sounding stories.
Finally the assembly links fake news to gossip and rumours and gives tips as to how to spot fake news (both online and in the classroom).
This is a fun but comprehensive assembly.