Tailor-made for school assemblies, a ready-to-use slide presentation on a topical theme, complete with photos, videos, discussion points and teacher notes... this is the place to find them week by week. Follow the link below and click the little arrow to the right of "present" in the top right hand corner, to find "presenter view" – this allows you to see the notes while you are displaying the slides.
The average person spends 80,000 hours of their life working. But a recent study found 85% of adults around the globe are unhappy in their jobs. What makes a good career?
Sunday (20 June) is World Refugee Day, a time set aside to honour and celebrate refugees from around the world – and to raise awareness.
Introduction: "June is celebrated as Pride month to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. What happens at Pride – and why is it still so important?"
A year on from George Floyd’s death, millions around the world still face racism on a daily basis. What is racism and how do we end it?
Mental health affects us all, and looking after it is as important as staying physically healthy. What are some ways to do it?
Humans have been gathering in family groups for thousands of years. Why do we need family? And how has our concept of it changes over the millennia?
Exams For millions of people around the world, exam season will soon be starting. With Covid-19 still a threat, many countries are taking measures to alter their examinations this year. How will the changes affect the future of exams?
Carbon is one of the most abundant elements in the universe. It is the key to life. But humans have upset its natural cycle. What problems does it cause – and how can we fix them?
For nearly two billion people, 12 April marked the beginning of the year's holiest month. Ramadasn is a time for Muslims everywhere to explore and test their faith by fasting.
Spring On 20 March, the vernal equinox officially marked the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Festivals around the world are marking the occasion.
Today (22 March) is World Water Day. It has been recognised since 1993 as a time to focus on the importance of freshwater – and raise awareness about those living without access to safe water.
Sunday (21 March) is World Poetry Day, an international celebration of reading, writing and listening to poems.
International Women's Day
This internationally recognised day (8 March) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a time to call for gender parity around the world.
World book day
This Thursday (4 March) is World Book Day. It is a day specially set aside celebrate books and the pure joy of reading.
This week's assembly looks at the impact of scientific research and where studying could lead you. It also discusses some of the leading scientists from history.
This week’s assembly looks at our divided society, the wealth gap and the impact of the pandemic on global inequality.
Safer Internet Day is held on 9 February. Millions take the opportunity to share information about how to make the most of the internet while staying safe online.
Languages do not just help us communicate with other human beings. They unlock cultures, broaden our understanding of history – and even shape the way we think.
Holocaust Memorial Day is held on 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is an opportunity to commemorate all victims and work to prevent future atrocities.
The civil rights movement was a decades long struggle by African Americans to end racial discrimination in their country. It changed millions of lives, and inspired other movements around the world.
This week’s assembly looks at the environment, the wonders of the natural world and the challenges we face in preserving it.
Our last assembly of the year looks forward to 2021 after a challenging year by exploring how to live with hope for the future.
This Thursday (10 December), Human Rights Day will be celebrated around the world.
Wednesday is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. What is modern slavery – and how can you raise awareness?
On Thursday, millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. What is the history of the holiday? And how can being thankful help us in our daily lives?
This week is Anti-Bullying Week in the UK. Why do people bully? What kinds of bullying are there? How can we unite against it?
More than 100 years after the end of World War One, November remains a month of Remembrance. It is a time to honour those killed in past and current conflicts, and to promote peace.
The new coronavirus is all but certain to be declared a pandemic very soon. Should this have happened earlier? What difference will this make?
With Mother's Day on Sunday we look at how mothers are represented across different cultures.
The Queen and other royals marked Commonwealth Day at a special service in Westminster Abbey this week. But is the Commonwealth still relevant?
What is this new coronavirus and how careful should we be? The World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency and the UK announced new powers to keep people in quarantine.
The idea of Europe
What is Europe? The answer might seem obvious. One of Earth's seven continents of course. But in reality "Europe" is just as much an idea, a civilisation and a project. This week launches a new chapter in its fascinating story.
Chinese New Year
The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year launches The Year of The Rat. Over a billion people will celebrate for the next 15 days with their families. For the Chinese, the rat is an animal that symbolises wealth and new beginnings.
Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Day celebrates the birthday of the activist and church minister who became the lead speaker for the Civil Rights Movement. Many people use the day to volunteer for a good cause.