Assembly ideas for the academic year

Victoria Haughton
02nd January 2018
Empty school chairs in hall in preparation for a school assembly

Plan for the year ahead with this selection of themed presentations and idea packs

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 the year ahead, we’ve scoured the site to find slides, talks and ideas for each major monthly theme throughout the academic year. Preparing for assembly time has never been so simple. 

Summer term

May: Mindfulness session
Raise an awareness of stress and the importance of managing it through mindfulness with this presentation.

June: Goal setting presentation
With plenty of goals being scored in the first few rounds of the Fifa World Cup, now is the perfect time to inspire younger students to hit their own personal targets with this adaptable talk.

July: End-of-school award ceremony
Ideal for a year group assembly, have a bit of fun while celebrating your students’ achievements with this innovative presentation.

Bonus: Life-after-school overview
Make life beyond the school gates seem a little less daunting with these slides, as you contemplate the different options that post-school-life has to offer.

Mindfulness Assembly / Lesson Presentation

A beautiful mindfulness presentation with 18 slides that is designed to be used for either an assembly or a session.

Mindfulness is incredibly important in a busy school; but how can we educate our young people in such a skill?

Perhaps stress levels have risen during tests and exams, and you have seen behaviour go downhill.

Use this fantastic resource to raise awareness of mindfulness, and encourage your students to use the enclosed techniques to manage their stress levels and improve both their behaviour and wellbeing.
By studeapps

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

End of Term : End of Term Awards

Awards : End of year Awards

This is a fully editable PowerPoint with MUSIC. It is great for the last assembly before the end of term. It is designed to award academic excellence and to add a bit of fun to the end of the year.

The PowerPoint consists of over 40 slides with 16 award categories with award category slides left blank for you to add your own should you so wish. Following each award category slide is a ‘Winner is…’ slide where you can add a picture and insert the name of the pupil onto the admission ticket. A tutorial is included with this PowerPoint should you need it. Alternatively, if you do not wish to add your own pictures, the admission ticket can be pasted onto the ‘Award Category’ slide with the name of each pupil typed onto it.

This is a really fun end to the term-we really hope you and the pupils enjoy using it.

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By TeachElite

Life After School Assembly

An assembly looking into the options available to students when they leave school.
By sullfish

Autumn term

September: Back-to-school assembly
Welcome your students back to school and encourage them to think about what they want to achieve over the next year with this comprehensive pack.

October: Martin Luther King Jr. presentation
Raise awareness of a key player within the African-American civil rights movement during Black History Month with this informative assembly presentation.

November: Remembrance Day slides
Introduce learners to the First World War through this short story, complete with emotive photographs.

December: Christmas around the world notes
It’s almost Christmas time! Take inspiration from this presentation and get your classes into the festive spirit, showing them how countries around the world celebrate.

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

Martin Luther King: PowerPoint Presentation - Ideal for Martin Luther King Day

This is a fully editable, informative, 60-slide PowerPoint assembly/lesson presentation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, the famous civil rights leader.

It is an ideal resource for Martin Luther King Day, celebrated on the third Monday in January, around the time of his birthday. It is also appropriate for Black History Month (African-American Month) in October in the UK and February in the USA.

Contents include; his family background, his schooling and education, his involvement and leadership in the civil rights movement leading campaigns and his impact upon civil right reforms. The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to some of his famous speeches - I have a dream, the mountaintop, the drum major. There are also links to a short video presentation of his life and the hymn sung at his funeral.

A simple text version of this presentation, more appropriate for younger pupils / older SEN students, is also available.

Martin Luther King Simple Text Assembly / Lesson Presentation

Other Martin Luther King Resources

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A set of 8 comprehension questions (and answers) on the life and achievements of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King. There is also a set of more challenging extension tasks for higher achieving students.

Martin Luther King Quotes Posters

This resource contains 5 inspiring quotes about equality and civil rights from Martin Luther King. There are four versions of this resource providing a choice of background colours and text.

It is an ideal resource for display and to promote discussion on his quotes and views.

These resources will help to contribute to students’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development by learning about the history and heritage of communities and the lives of those that overcame the challenges they faced.

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By Krazikas

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

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

Spring term

January: New Year slides
New year, new me! Celebrate the arrival of 2018 while discussing the customs and traditions of different countries with this extensive presentation.

February: Valentine’s Day pack
With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, provide some context to the romantic festivities with this selection of ideas.

March: Easter assembly
As Easter is early this year, provide an overview of how and why people celebrate with these easily adaptable slides.

April: Revision skills talk
Ease pupils into the exam period with these handy revision tips.

New Year: New Year Assembly - New Year Around The World Presentation - 105 Slides

This resource contains a fully editable, colourful, informative and interesting 105 slide assembly PowerPoint on New Year’s Eve and New Year celebrations, customs and traditions in different countries around the world. Ideal for a New Year assembly. References are made to 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

a. How do you celebrate the New Year?

b. 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.

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Further January Assembly Resources

January Assembly / Lesson Presentation – Simple Text

January Assembly / Lesson Presentation

Robert Burns and Burns Night

Chinese New Year 2017 Assembly / Lesson Presentation

Optical Illusions Simple but Powerful Messages for the New Year

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Valentine's Day Assembly

Just who was Valentine? And what is love all about anyway? A Valentine's Day assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4, featuring some games, a short film and a PowerPoint presentation. All films can be viewed or downloaded for free at:
By TrueTube

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.

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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

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