MAKING A SPLASH IN SCHOOLS FOR TWO DECADES!
For 20 years, Splash has been helping schools by bringing assemblies as opportunities for pupils to share in an act of collective worship that is relevant and age appropriate. We currently work in 30 different local schools using puppets, drama, quizzes, music and story-telling. Schools consistently provide feedback on how much they value our assemblies.
Following our “Becoming an encourager” assembly we had the following comments:- ”I have seen a couple of assemblies now and you always engage the children so very well. Thank You!”
The name “Splash” was originally chosen when we were registered as a Charity because our aim is to bring a “splash” of fun and excitement on every visit to every school! In each assembly we try to create space in which pupils can reflect on spiritual and moral issues as part of their journey to explore their personal beliefs. Schools do tell us that, as we encourage active listening, participation and response, we reinforce shared values and attitudes which contribute positively to the development of community spirit. As we teach children about the Christian faith, we boost their self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills and help them to develop into good citizens.
This half term our new assembly is on the theme of “Resilience.” Rosie, (one of our puppets!) hasn’t heard the word before but she experiences encouragement which helps her to “bounce back” after a disappointment. Penelopea is introduced to the assembly, and she discovers the three P’s which help her to find the resilience to “bounce back,” PEOPLE, POSITIVITY and PERSEVERANCE, along with the Prince of Peace, who can help us find the strength to keep going. We tell the story of Peter, who denies Jesus, yet shows resilience and bounces back in a big way, eventually becoming the leader of the new Christian Church. And we talk about Jesus, who kept on going, through the difficult time which led to his death on the cross.
A brilliant assembly, totally relevant for our children and where our school is right now. Thank you for making your assemblies fit so well.
Such a good assembly – the parent who sat in (because she wanted to see how much religion was in a Splash assembly) was very happy with the message you presented. Very relevant and age appropriate.
With each assembly, we provide an Assembly… Plus! pack, aimed at encouraging Year Six students to consider assembly themes in more depth. The ideas can of course be adapted for any year group.
Some time ago, schools were asked us to find a way to engage the children ‘at the back of the hall’, and Jo, an experienced class teacher on our Assembly Team, designed the Assembly… Plus! packs to do just that.
Assembly… Plus! contains a lesson plan with an introduction, four choices of main activity and a plenary. The activity choices link to PSCHE and RE and are intended to get the class thinking and talking about the assembly topic. Resource sheets and links required for the activities are all included in the pack and are handed to a member of staff after an assembly. All of these resources are also available on our website.
There are so many things to think about when transitioning to secondary school, so we have planned a workshop to support Year Six with their transition.
This is another resource designed by Jo, an experienced Year Six class teacher on our Assembly Team. Using the Scripture Union book “It‘s Your Move“, workshops have been designed to help Year 6 students reflect on the change ahead and how to cope with the emotions that they are feeling.
Schools can book a half-day workshop led by the Splash team, or request the lesson plans and resources to deliver it themselves.
We have a huge bank of prayer space resources that we can lend to schools.
Book a Splash visit
For more information, or to discuss the possibility of a Splash visit, please contact Lois using our contact form.