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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