This Assembly is designed to enable students to reflect upon the priorities in their life.
Song, 'Time of your Life', plays as students enter (embedded). As students wait for everyone to enter they can silently reflect upon how the images displayed are connected. All will be referred to in the assembly.
Begin with asking a pupil to define the word 'priority' before demonstrating the 'Jar of Life'.
1. Large stones / golf balls
2. 2 empty jars / glass bowls
4. Sand / Pilau rice
5. Coffee / Water
The Jar = Your life
The Large Stones = the important things e.g. Family, Friends, Health, Love. Education.
The pebbles = Less important things e.g. Car, House, Holidays, Designer Clothes.
The Sand = Even less impornat things e.g. X-box, Phone, Facebook, Snap chat, Instagram, TV.
Further instructions are attached (see video).
Pupils then reflect upon the included embedded video, 'Your Life in Jelly Beans' which shows how much of your life is spent sleeping / eating / commuting etc and how many days left this leaves you with.
Question pupils on what their 'big rocks' are and why they need to prioritize a bit more in their lives.
Finish with a prayer and hand out reflection sheet for pupils to go away and reflect upon or complete as a Tutor activity later on.