Inspiring End of Term #Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes

This assembly can be adapted to suit any age, as well as being used at any stage of the academic year. The assembly focal-point is time; time-equivalents; population statistics and famous one-off events; people; disasters and celebrations. Essentially, what (event) happens in our life-time. People featured are: Andy Murray; Fred Perry; Michael Jackson; Princess Diana; Jack Andraka; The Queen; NASA and Nelson Mandela.


There is a useful reference regarding the 6-week summer holiday. This can be adapted to suit any school holiday; where we know students can fall back if they switch off. The assembly makes reference to timings and the equivalents at school and in life. The resource can be modified to suit your own school; the students and the latest news events.


Of course, I used The 5 Minute Assembly Plan. You can see my copy below (click to enlarge) and download your own template here.

5 Minute Assembly Plan (End of Term) by @TeacherToolkit
5 Minute Assembly Plan (End of Term) by @TeacherToolkit

To download a copy of The 5 Minute Assembly Plan, click on the image below.

The 5 Minute Assembly Plan template by @TeacherToolkit
The 5 Minute Assembly Plan template by @TeacherToolkit

The End of Term assembly:

As for the actual assembly, you can download a copy by clicking on the image below.

Inspiring End of Term Assembly by @TeacherToolkit
Inspiring End of Term Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

Having attended the Osiris Education Mindset conference last week, I only came across the story of 16-year-old, Jack Andraka. What an inspiring story! Over this weekend; whilst thinking about the context of my assembly, and with Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, I could not allow such a historic event to pass by a student-assembly. A screenshot of the various slides are shown below…

A screenshot of all 47 slides... by @TeacherToolkit
A screenshot of all 47 slides… by @TeacherToolkit

If you would like the context of the assembly and the reasoning behind what is included, I will happily provide you with a breakdown. I know it can be quite tricky using and understanding other people’s scripts and resources. If so, please contact me here. There is a brief context on slide one, with various notes and website references in each slide-footnote.

I do hope that you find it useful and easy to adapt. Please let me know if you use it and how you get on.

School (is almost) out!

Have a great summer!


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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