Orrell Lamberhead Green is a school where everyone tries to be their BEST. Each week in assembly, we talk about how to be your BEST. Here are a few examples of our assemblies
Visitors to our school often comment that Orrell Lamberhead Green is like a stick of rock! This is because the same values run through the middle of everyone.
Each half term, we concentrate upon a value- something that is important to us- and talk about how that value influence our behaviour and our relationships with others.
Our values are:
Respect- we treat others and property as we would like to be treated
Love- we want what's BEST for others
Tolerance- we accept others and appreciate differences
Resilience- we don't give up even when things are hard
Happiness- showing respect, love, resilience and tolerance will enable us to be happy
In addition, we spend a half term of assemblies focussing upon British Values
Each of our Values has icons, whose lives help us to better understand our values
When Steve Cunningham lost his sight, he was an
aspiring footballer with big hopes and dreams.
Losing his sight changed everything and he found
himself lost, confused and lonely. Steve is many
things but a quitter is not one of them so he
decided to embrace this change and become the
fastest blind man on earth. BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Blind pilot lands safely
When Susie King Taylor was born in slavery in 1848,
it was illegal to educate African Americans in
Georgia but she learned to read and write at a young
age thanks to a secret school. To read the incredible
story of how she went on to become the first black
Army nurse during the Civil War,
Susie King Taylor is also the author of the only
memoir published by an African American woman
about her experiences during the Civil War --
it is still in print today at http://amzn.to/2mrxYR3
Until the age of 6, Tatyana McFadden was living in a
Russian orphanage walking on her hands because
there were no wheelchairs available and was known
by the orphanage’s staff for her stubborn “I can do it
on my own” personality.
Her entire life changed in 1995 when her future
adoptive mother Deborah McFadden, met Tatyana
while visiting her orphanage and adopted her
Tatyana went on to be an 11 times medal winning Paralympian
After making contact with an unsighted, stationary
car at over 120mph during a British F4 race at
Donnington Park circuit, Billy Monger was left with
life-changing injuries and received amputations to both legs.
Despite the huge personal challenges that lay ahead
, Billy wasted no time in setting out his goal to return
to motor racing in the future.
In a car specially modified by Carlin, Billy made his
return to racing in March, 2018, in the British F3
Championship. Taking part less than a year after his
accident, Billy went on to finish an incredible third
and walked onto the podium.
In 1996, the Ku Klux Klan was holding a meeting near
the University of Michigan, and hundreds of people
came out to protest. That's when 18-year-old student
Keshia Thomas made headlines. She used her body
as a human shield to protect a man wearing a
Confederate flag T-shirt as he was being physically
attacked by protesters
You can read more about Keisah here The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo - BBC News
Pearl Cornioley, formerly Witherington, became the
leader of 1,500 French freedom fighters during World
War II .She was recommended for the Military Cross
but, as a woman, was not allowed to receive it. She
turned down an MBE, saying it was a "civil decoration".
At 92, she finally received her Parachute Wings at her
retirement home in France. A female secret service
agent was finally honoured by the Royal Air Force -
63 years after first complaining at the "injustice" of
not getting her "wings". WWII French Resistance Fighters: Pearl Cornioley - Warfare History Network
Through a series of assemblies children learn about the United Kingdom and the values that unite us a country.
In our first assembly, we look at the countries that make up the United Kingdom, locating them on a map. We discuss the patron saints of each country and the emblems and flags that represent each country. We discuss how the countries are united by their belief in democracy.
In our second assembly we talk about the Magana Carta which set out the beginnings of democracy in the United Kingdom. We also discuss how the Magana Carta set out the beginning of the Rule of Law
Even though the Magna Carta gave some people the right to vote, it wasn't until 1969 that all men and women over the age of 18 won the right to vote. We discuss the suffrage that took place between 1215 and 1969 to ensure that everyone had this right. In assembly, we discuss how important it is to use this right and to make sure that everyone has equal rights and is equally respected.
We end the series of assemblies by discussing how individual rights/liberty means that we also have individual responsibility. We discuss how it is our behaviour that acts to show others what our values are. Using the example of Diana Princess of Wales (who visited AIDs patients at a time when many people were afraid of them) and Ernest "Magic" Johnson (who told the wold he had AIDs at a time when AIDS patients were shunned), we discuss how our behaviour is how we show mutual respect
Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician
and computer scientist. He was highly influential in
the development of computes
At the start of World War Two Turing, along with
other mathematicians, was recruited to break enemy
codes. Working at Bletchley Park, Turing built a
machine called a Bombe. It sped-up code-cracking
efforts from weeks to hours by trying multiple
permutations. The information gleaned helped the
Allies gain an upper hand in the war.
Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully
recognised in his home country during his lifetime
due to his homosexuality
Malala Yousafzai was attacked for saying girls should
be allowed to stay in education.
She was shot in the head, neck and shoulder while
travelling home from school after writing an
anonymous diary about life under the extremists.
After recovering from her near-fatal injuries, she and
her family relocated to Birmingham. In 2014, she
became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel
Peace Prize, at the age of 17. Three years later she
accepted a place to study at Lady Margaret Hall at
Lemn Sissay, poet, performer and chancellor at the University of Manchester, was born in Billinge Hospital near to our school, to an Ethiopian student on 21 May 1967.
His mother refused to sign the adoption papers. She wanted her child to be fostered while she studied.
The social worker handed Lemn to foster parents and declared his name “Norman”. The foster parents, Catherine and David Greenwood, went on to have three children of their own. At 12, Lemn was sent away to children’s homes.
At the age of 17, Lemn used his unemployment benefit money to publish his first poetry pamphlet which he sold to striking miners in Lancashire.[ When he was 18 years old he moved to Manchester and became a literature development worker at Commonword, .
Lemn met his birth mother when he was 21, after a long search.
Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away $350 million (conservatively $65 billion in 2019 dollars, based on percentage of GDP) to charities, foundations, and universities – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 article proclaiming "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy.