Classroom

Assemblies

Each week we’ll host an assembly in partnership with TES, available from 11am Thursday. These are opportunities for us all to come together, hear from some inspirational guest speakers, and to think and talk about wider things affecting us.

The science behind why

This week we're joined by scientist, doctor and broadcaster Professor Robert Winston, who was challenged by students from the Frank Wise School to answer all of the questions they had about science. With questions ranging from thunderstorms to vaccines there's almost nothing he couldn't explain.

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Space

This week we're going intergalactic with Libby Jackson, Human Exploration Programme Manager from the UK Space Agency who is talking about life on Mars and more. We're also joined by Ant & Dec who have a very special message from the NSPCC.

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Dinosaurs

This week we're going on a prehistoric adventure with the roarsome team from the Natural History Museum in London. They are going to to be teaching us how to tell a T-Rex from a crocodile and everything in between.

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Kindness

This week we're incredibly excited to be joined by The Duchess of Cambridge, who wants to share the importance of spreading a little kindness for our mental wellbeing. This assembly is based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools Platform. It was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness, and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

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Togetherness

This week's assembly is all about Togetherness and supporting each other. We have a speaker from the Holocaust Education Trust, Vera Schaufeld, who came to the UK as a child refugee on the Kindertransport. The issues and subject matter are sensitive, and this assembly has been designed for older pupils.

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Movement

After a break over half term we’re back with another assembly, thinking all about movement. We’re joined by Olympic Bronze medallist, three times World Champion and six times European Champion gymnast Beth Tweddle who will be sharing her journey into professional sport. Artist researcher Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth has put together an incredible dance class, designed to get us all feeling great through moving.

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Resilience

This week we’re joined by former England captain Stuart Pearce, who is talking about the highs and low of his international football career. We also have a special message from WWE World Champion, Drew McIntyre and Childline.

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Discovery

This week’s assembly is all about Discovery. We have an interview with the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, she’s talking about her experience of a lifetime when she visited the Mir Space Station.

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Wellbeing

This week’s assembly is all about Wellbeing. We have a sing-a-long with the London West End cast of Disney’s The Lion King and Miss Siedenius discusses the use of texture in art.

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Hope

This week’s assembly is all about hope and includes students, the Government’s Education Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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