Three MORE Ways to Make Prayer Engaging!

  “True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that. It is a spiritual transaction with the creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon   This blog post follows on from here, offering three more ways you might explore prayer. As said in the previous […]

Read more

Making Prayer Interactive

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard   In the Big Start Assemblies, you will notice that there are various ways to encourage prayer and reflection. It is important to not be too directional at these times, but give […]

Read more

Head, Heart and Hands

A primary purpose of collective worship is to create space for children to think, engage and respond. We therefore need to shape our time together in such a way that we create some key moments for this to happen. One helpful approach to consider is ‘Head, Heart and Hands’ framework. Head for thinking; Heart for […]

Read more

Five Ideas for Telling Stories in School Assemblies!

Improve your collective worship with these great storytelling ideas. There is nothing quite as mind numbing in a school assembly as having a story read out of a book in a monotone voice. The book could be anything – a text book describing quadratic equations or a gripping tale like “Out of the Silent Planet” […]

Read more
Preparing Collective Worship. Top tip for preparing primary school assemblies.

Our Top Tip for Preparing Collective Worship

The importance of practice when preparing collective worship. I don’t need to tell you how much there is to do as a teacher.  In the midst of all the demands preparing collective worship and getting ready for an assembly might feel like just another task. But good preparation is vital. If you want collective worship […]

Read more
children in primary school enjoying collective worship assembly time.

Getting KS1 & KS2 Collective Worship Right

Desperately searching for creative assembly ideas? As the new academic year begins, it’s been great to see primary schools across the country using the Big Start Assemblies resources. Busy teachers are loving the ideas and hassle-free planning that helps them craft fun collective worship sessions. Looking for assembly ideas? You could join over five hundred […]

Read more
Suggested Assembly Calendar

Suggested Assembly Resources Calendar

Helping save you time planing collective worship… So many great assemblies, not sure where to start? Well, we have produced two optional guides for how we think you could effectively spread out your Big Start Assemblies across the year. The Series-Based Assembly Calendar helps spread out the values over the whole year, whilst allowing continuity […]

Read more

Just added: Ruth (starring Gemma Hunt)

It’s great to have two new assemblies available for download based on the story of Ruth in the Old Testament. The two assemblies explore courage and service and can be used sequentially or on their own. We are delighted to welcome Gemma Hunt to the Big Start Assemblies Team. Gemma is a seasoned children’s presenter and has […]

Read more
Verified by MonsterInsights