World class assemblies

Around The World: Highfields School pupils Molly Briddon, Ailish Shepherd, Bella McKay, Emily Stubbs, Hannah Lees and Sarah Needham sign their names on the Truth Wall as they take part in the Big Assembly world record attempt.
Around The World: Highfields School pupils Molly Briddon, Ailish Shepherd, Bella McKay, Emily Stubbs, Hannah Lees and Sarah Needham sign their names on the Truth Wall as they take part in the Big Assembly world record attempt.
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Pupils at Highfields have been joining forces with School’s around the globe in a bid to break a world record.

The event, which took place on Tuesday, aimed to keep an assembly going for 24 hours as school’s around the world passed the ‘baton’ in a virtual relay race.

Schools had to consider what was important to them and decide what message they wanted to broadcast to the next school in the line.

Jayne Allen, Sports Co-ordinator at Highfields School, said: “We split the pupils into nine different tables and each group had to think of an issue that was important to them.

“Then we took a vote. For us it was all about world peace and we linked it to the Olympic and Paralympic games.”

Students had to write their issues onto the ‘truth wall’ which will remain at Highfield’s to remind children of the issues they chose.

Highfields took over from a school in Zimbabwe and after their twenty-minute slot they passed the assembly onto another school in South Africa.

Jayne Allen said: “All the pupil’s will get a certificate from the BBC for taking part.”