SecondaryHealth & Wellbeing

Back to school assembly – Secondary resource from TrueTube

What's included?

Word doc and PowerPoint presentation

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11

This back to school assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 will 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 (Maze of Trust/Dizz-aster Area) and a PowerPoint presentation too.

You might want to adapt the wording slightly depending on whether you are addressing Year 7s (who are completely new to the school) or Year 11s (who are old hands and will feel like they’ve heard it all before).

What you need

  • Digital projector (connected to the internet or you will need to download the films beforehand).
  • Microphones (if needed, or available).
  • Two or three volunteers to read the Assembly Script.
  • Enough copies of the Assembly Script for you and for each of your volunteers.
  • Some music to set the mood: The Long and Winding Road – The Beatles; He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother – The Hollies; Roam – The B52s.
  • Prizes for the games – most students will do anything for chocolate.
  • Blindfolds for Maze of Trust – tea towels are ideal, but make you wash them before and after!
  • A small obstacle course for Maze of Trust (chairs, benches, desks) and some chalk or masking tape to mark the route through it.
  • Brooms and PE mats for Dizz-aster Area (speak nicely to your site manager and your PE Department respectively!).
  • The PowerPoint presentation.

Back to school assembly preparation

In preparation you will need to find two or three students with good reading voices who are willing to help. Make sure they have time to practise.

If you are going to use microphones, then give your volunteers a run-through with them. Alternate your readers regularly to help maintain the interest of your audience.

Practise with the PowerPoint presentation (included in this download) so that you (or whoever is in control of the computer) know how it all works and when to click from slide to slide.

TrueTube is a multi award-winning website for schools that provides short films, lesson plans and assembly scripts for RE, PSHE and citizenship at KS3/4. Download more free resources like this from Follow TrueTube on Twitter at @TrueTube. Browse more back to school activities.

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Back to school assembly – Secondary resource from TrueTube
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