The boys and teachers in 2S had a daunting task in hand having watched two fantastic Assemblies performed by 2L and 2J in previous weeks.

However, on Thursday 8th March the boys in 2S rose to challenge and impressed the staff and school with their assembly based on a book called ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ It is a book we have enjoyed in class, and collectively we decided that it conveys a crucial message about friendship and the importance of being listened to.

The story is about a boy called Duncan who loves colouring. One by one, his crayons write him a letter from their crayon box to tell him how they are feeling. Blue Crayon feels overworked, Pink Crayon feels left out and Purple Crayon feels frustrated. In PSHE lessons, we have talked a lot about friendship, particularly as we approach starting new schools in September. We made a recipe for what a good friend is and we helped Duncan to make his crayons feel better and more valued. In our ‘friendship recipe,’ we mixed in honesty, respect and kindness among many other vital ingredients.

Every boy looked fantastic in their costume and delivered their lines perfectly with enthusiasm and confidence. It was a very colourful start to the day and it was lovely to see such a packed Orchard Hall. Thank you to all the parents for providing a costume and for all their support with line-learning. I was so proud of their performance and I think it is safe to say that we might have some budding actors in 2S!

Miss Studd, 2S