Assembly ideas for the academic year

Resources team
02nd January 2020
Empty school chairs in hall in preparation for a school assembly

A selection of themed assembly presentations and idea packs for the academic year

Assemblies are a staple of school life, and yet having to constantly to think of new and engaging topics can be a bit of a struggle! So, to help prepare you for assemblies throughout the year, we’ve scoured the site to find slides, talks and ideas for each major monthly theme. Preparing for assembly time has never been so simple. 

All year round


This Bullying Assembly pack contains a PPT (17 Slides) and a handout for you to make notes on each slide should you so wish.

The assembly introduces pupils to Anti Bullying Week . It includes links to YouTube clips educating them on this. This resource includes inspirational quote and an OPTIONAL Christian prayer.<br />
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By TeachElite

Achieving Our Goals Assembly

This is an assembly that I produced for the whole school on Target Setting and Achieving Our Goals.
My audience was a Secondary Learning Disability School, but I feel the presentation could be adapted for Primary or even some Secondary (KS3) Assemblies.
Its a "fun" assembly but has a strong emphasis on how we can achieve goals in life.
By marc_bernard77

Promoting British Values Primary Assembly

This assembly is meant as an introduction to teaching about British values
By janineb

Positive Thinking Assembly

This assembly provides your students with strategies to think more positively. It gives a metaphor that positivity is like a huge jar of nutella, and they can dip their finger in whenever they wish to pull out some positivity! It covers the following strategies:

Smiling and Laughter
practicing Gratitude
Positive Affirmations
Avoiding Negative People
Doing something kind

It's a fun assembly that uses humor and facts to convey it's message. I got lots of positive feed back from students and staff after delivering this assembly!
Approx 15 - 20 mins long depending on your speed. It includes a poem that you could take out if you wished to shorten it.

Also included are a Positive Thinking Poster, and come Positive Thinking Nutella jars to laminate and stick around your school to remind people to Positive. (Staff Included!)
By Arty Teacher

Spring term

World Book Day Assembly

15 minute assembly about World Book Day explaining why it is celebrated with info on charity work etc and 4.30 min video clip showing how books change lives. Perfect for World Book day week 2018 - official day is March 1st !
By mycbrentwood

Easter 2017 - PowerPoint Presentation - Assembly or in class.

Easter 2017
PowerPoint Presentation - saved in 2 versions of PowerPoint for people using an older version of PowerPoint.
It could be used in an assembly or in class.

Easter is on the 16th April this year.
I have included some previews of the sides.

It covers:
When is Easter?
What is Easter?
How do people celebrate?
Why do we have Easter eggs / Easter bunny
and Other Key Easter Dates

It is easy to edit and adapt for your needs.

Check out my other KS2 resources and planning here
By chrisball92

Revision Assembly

used for Y11s and sixth form to explain principles of revision and to emphasise that should be active, and focus on retrieval and use of memory not just reading. Some resources for tutor time follow-up included
By ianmichaelhorner

New Year Around The World

This resource contains a fully editable and informative 105-slide PowerPoint presentation on New Year’s Eve and New Year celebrations, customs and traditions in different countries around the world. It is ideal for a New Year assembly. The presentation focuses on the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, USA.

The presentation concludes with asking the pupils the following questions:

How do you celebrate the New Year?
Which country would you like to visit at New Year and why?

This resource will help to contribute to the pupils’ ‘Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural’ learning (SMSC) and will help to actively promote the British Values of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

You may also be interested in:

New Year Quiz

January Presentation Simple Text

January Presentation

Robert Burns and Burns Night

Chinese New Year Presentation

Optical Illusions - Simple but Powerful Messages for the New Year

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By Krazikas

Summer term

Summer Holidays Assembly

An end of term assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 that gives some holiday advice. There's a short film, a PowerPoint presentation and a game. More resources like this can be viewed or downloaded for free at:
By TrueTube

Being Positive - like Mrs Jones - New Beginnings

This Assembly explores the idea that if we view New Beginnings with a positive attitude things are likely to turn out well no matter how old you are. It provides an opportunity to discuss how new things can be exciting and that it is normal to be a little bit worried. You can discuss how your own school makes it easy for new people to feel welcome and how everyone can help in this.
The Music, "With a Little Smile", is specially chosen to support this.

Mirror Assemblies provide ready-made assemblies including scripts presentations and linked music in the form of a presentation which encourages thought and reflection as a warm up for the main part of the assembly.

The licence for using this assembly in your own class is £2, but if you wish to use this resource for a whole school assembly you will need to purchase the school licence.

The music licence for this assembly only allows you to use this assembly or parts of it, in your own school as many times as you wish, and if you change school you cannot take this resources with you.

If you like this assembly you will find it more economical to purchase themes from where your school can subscribe to any number of themes for periods from one term to 5 years. This will allow you access to all new assembly materials added to that theme or those themes instantly.
By MirrorAssemblies


A beautiful 10-15 minute (17 slide) assembly on Summer, its holidays and natural events. It is a fun and engaging Summer assembly with thought provoking questions and is easily adaptable for tutor-time.

Suitable for all ages!
By MissCResources

LGBT Primary Assembly KS2: Different Families & Love

This Assembly for KS2 explores diversity and different families and how all families have love in common.

A video produced by Ad Council entitled ‘Love has No Labels’ explores how there are many different types of love, for example between siblings, between friends, and between parents and their children. It shows a range of sexualities, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities to highlight the diversity of our world. The message of the video is that although people may be different we all have love in common.

Through exploring images of different types of love such as friendships, romantic love and love for family, students identify same sex couples and families, single-parent families and families without children. Although all families are different they all, again, have love in common.

Students then compare two images, one of a heterosexual family without children and one of a same-sex couple with a child drawing out the differences but also the similarities.

Pupils end the assembly by coming up with their own definition on love. This can be extended to a school challenge in which pupils draw their own definition of what love means to them that can be made into a display or shared in classes and future assemblies.

The assembly is perfect for LGBT History Month, Pride, Anti-Bullying Week and the International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia.

The assembly is suitable for KS2 and can be easily differentiated by introducing more advanced terminology in the discussions. The assembly supports work on SMSC, British Values, RSE, PSHE and helps schools meet their Ofsted and statutory obligations.

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*We create safe spaces where young people can explore difference and consider their role in creating a wold where all feel accepted. Our student workshops feature positive LGBT+ or ally role models who speak openly about their lived experience, building young people’s empathy so they can understand the impact of their language and actions. In order to ensure sustained change we supplement this by training school staff, governors, parents and carers.

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By DiversityRoleModels

Autumn term

Back to School Assembly

Welcome back! An assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 to help your students think about what they want to achieve on the next stage of life's journey. There&'s a short film, some games and a PowerPoint presentation too. More resources like this can be downloaded for free from:
By TrueTube

Christmas Assembly Powerpoint

Powerpoint and accompanying notes for an assembly given last year. (The last slide needs to be adapted to suit you). Shows how other countries celebrate Christmas and how we do here. Traditional values too.
By missholcombe

Primary Cyberbullying Assembly Plan

This is an Assembly Plan aimed at all pupils. We have adapted it slightly to suit both younger and older pupils depending on the topics you wish to raise with them. It looks at what cyberbullying is, how it can affect young people and what to do about it, including top tips.
By Beatbullying

Remembrance Day assembly picture short story and follow up questions

A short story with 25 photographs to introduce aspects of the first world war. Ideal for assemblies or class discussions. Armistace Day. Wilfred Owen and Dulce et decorum est.

Photos can be used in teaching to focus on:

life in the trenches
propaganda posters of world war 1
under-age conscription
the meaning of the poppy

This is all through Wilfred Owen's poem the 'lie' of - dulce et decorum est (How sweet and honourable it is to die for one's country)

I wrote this initially for armistice day - useful for an 11th November assembly
By paul urry

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