Our assemblies, which include reflection time, are an important feature of the college curriculum. Not only do they act as one of the main ways students can come together in year groups and houses but they also contribute to developing students into happy, successful and responsible young people.
We live in a time where young people feel besieged by social media, weighed down by pressure and report poor mental health. Collective worship offers fifteen minutes in a week for children to pause and reflect on the big questions life poses. These short but meaningful opportunities allow young people to develop spiritually and gain perspective in what can otherwise be a stressful week.
Themes are chosen carefully to meet the needs of the students. Some assemblies aim to empower students by offering guidance, others are focussed on values and morals and other assemblies celebrate success, diversity, positive mind sets and tenacity.
Focus of the Week
Focus of the week allow students to explore in more detail issues that are relevant and topical within that time frame. These may be school based, community based or national or global themes that students might have questions about and want to talk about. During tutor time and through discussion, the sharing of information from reliable sources, watching video clips and debate, students will have the opportunity to reflect on how they feel about certain situations and how they can contribute to positive solutions, both on an individual and global basis.
|Date||Assembly Theme||Focus of the Week|
|6th January||Behaviour for Learning|
|13th January||Introduction to ClassCharts|
|20th January||International Day of Education||Everyone has the right to an education|
|27th January||Holocaust Memorial Day||Giving thanks and being grateful|
|3rd February||Reflective Learning Day||Mental health is as important as physical health|
|10th February||Safer Internet Day||Social media – good or bad?|
|24th February||House Charities||Charity begins at home|
|2nd March||Sport Relief||Why fake news is dangerous|
|9th March||Preparing for Enrichment Week||Be kind|
|25th March||Celebrating Success||Is water the most important resource on the planet?|