Pancakes & Assemblies
Take a look at our new Pancake Day/Lent assembly here.
How about starting off by doing a poll asking students what their favourite filling is for a pancake. If you're brave you could even get the students to stand up when their favourite one is shown on screen (you could collect pictures beforehand to show on a slideshow), or just ask a class ahead of time. There's some quality pictures available here. You can also check out sites like flickr for some good quality photos.
Lent is a time when lots of people choose to give something up, but lots of them, and lots of young people who do this I work with, don't really have a clue why. Take this opportunity to explore with them why we might give something up, or indeed why we might make a conscious decision to take something up - perhaps more time having deep conversations with friends, making contact with those we've gotten out of touch with; more time reflecting or in prayer; more time reading that book you've been meaning to finish for ages; more time thinking about how you want to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you this year & put it into practise! (as I write that list I realise these are all things I'd love to do - maybe I'll try giving more time to them over lent! what are your personal thoughts for this season??).
There's so many ways you could go in an assembly, it would be great to hear if anyone's leading an assembly or event for pancake day. I'm not actually doing one, so don't have time to dream up an assembly I might do, but please share your ideas or ask for advice from the community here.