School Assembly on Perseverance - KS1 & KS2

Download a school assembly on perseverance. Covers the importance of what not giving up means. Includes slide show and the story of Thomas A Edison who mastered the habit of not giving up.


This school assembly goes through the importance being resilient and not giving up. The slides tell the story of Thomas A Edison who mastered the habit of not giving up and uses his discovery of the first incandescent light bulb to illustrate perseverance and resilience.

Key Stage: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Number of children: Suitable for class, key stage or whole school

Duration: 20 minutes but can be made longer or shorter by editing the slides and the story


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Perseverance School Assembly - Sample

This unit also includes diary entries that could have been written by the mother of Thomas A Edison.

Diary Entry 1

I am really impressed with Thomas. Even with his hearing problem, he works really hard. He is also very curious! I try to answer his questions as much as I can but even I, with my teaching experience, find it hard to keep up with him. Yesterday he sat for hours working out a maths question and just wouldn't give up! Once he gets something in his head, he just doesn't give up!

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