Category Archives: Assemblies

Need to do an assembly? Don’t panic!

Our new assemblies catalogue is now available!

Brilliant Publications Assemblies Catalogue 2017

Brilliant Publications’ Primary School Assemblies Catalogue 2017

Click here to download a copy.

We have a range of assembly story books covering personal and social development, religious and curriculum topics. So, if you’ve been asked to take an assembly at short notice, don’t panic! All the books are available as e-books, enabling you to download and use them straight away.

 

Are your assemblies in the main Christian?

Our latest assembly book, Modern Christian Assembly Stories written by Gary Nott, is now available. This collection has 50 contemporary stories, all with a Christian theme, making it ideal for schools wishing to ensure that their c

9781783172283-Modern Christian Assembly Stories - Brilliant Publications

Modern Christian Assembly Stories

ollective worship is, in the main, Christian.

Here are just some of the characters you will meet:

  • Billy loses his trunks whilst swimming at school – how embarrassing! What will he do? Listen to his hilarious story.
  • David is missing his best friend, who has left school. Then he meets Arthur, the new boy. Arthur is different. He is autistic: he canʼt speak. How can David make friends with him?
  • Joshua is fascinated with fire but one day goes too far and sets light to his school. What will his headteacher and parents say?
  • Katherine is excited when she is chosen to be head girl. Then she receives a poison pen letter from a jealous classmate. How will she cope with her disappointment?
  • Mr Ripple has an idea for a class assembly with a difference. He asks his class to bring their pets into school. Then things start to go wrong with consequences he could not have foreseen.

Don’t forget – there are sample assembly stories from all our assembly books on our website – so you can try before you buy!

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Should the daily religious assembly be scrapped?

A study by the University of Leicester, for the Arts and Humanities Research Council says that daily assemblies which must be Christian in nature, could discriminate against other religions.

What do you think?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34802820

I think there is value in collective worship which encourages children to reflect on belief, and helps shape values of tolerance, respect and understanding for others. Whether this needs to ‘in the main Christian’, however, is more debatable in my view.

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Free Primary assembly resources

We understand that finding new and curriculum-led assemblies can sometimes be a little time consuming, and it is with this in mind that we have developed a number of resources to help you.

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