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Everyone Needs A Holiday

Family Holiday Association 16 Mortimer Street London W1T 3JL Tel: 020 7436 3304 Fax: 020 7323 7299 info@FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk www.FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk Registered charity number 800262 A company Limited by Guarantee Registered Number 2301337 England

A complete ASSEMBLY PACKAGE for Key Stages 2 and 3, with supporting activities SUITABLE FOR ALL FAITHS

Designed by Cottier & Sidaway Illustrations by Alistair Bright

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Family Holiday Association The charity that gives families a break

Further copies of this assembly package can be downloaded from www.FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk/services The Family Holiday Association works to pr omote the quality of family life for those par ents and children who experience disadvantage as a result of poverty through the provision and by promoting access to holidays and other recreational activities.


Contents

Page no.

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Assembly contents

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Assembly follow-up activity

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Pupil literacy activity

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Answers to pupil literacy activity

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Supporting activities

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Useful curriculum links

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‘What is a holiday?’ – Key holiday words that can be copied on to an OHP transparency for use in assembly or class

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Information on the Family Holiday Association

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Fundraising suggestions

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Sunglasses template

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Assembly Well in advance of the assembly, the teacher selects five children to practice a role play, which they will perform in the assembly. The teacher might discuss with colleagues whether fundraising for the Family Holiday Association could be encouraged. Teacher: This morning I’ve asked some children to help me with the assembly. I’d like all of you to watch and listen carefully. (Invite the chosen five children to take up their positions) It is lunchtime and Jade, William, Josh, Anna and Clare are chatting about what they did yesterday. We are going to pretend that we are watching a video of their conversation and I am going to press the PAUSE button a couple of times and ask you about what you have seen and heard. So you will need to concentrate hard! (Press PLAY) Jade:

That was a great party, William.

William:

Thanks, Jade. I’m glad you could all come.

Jade:

We wouldn’t have missed it for anything! We’re friends – right? Anyway, Josh will go anywhere for free food!

Josh:

Hey, that’s not fair!

William:

No, it’s not – is it? …. But it’s true! (Nudges Josh).

Josh:

So, I get hungry a lot.

Anna:

And thirsty.

Clare:

You drank all my coke!

Anna:

Yours as well? Josh!

Jade:

Oh come on, leave him alone. It was a party. We all had great fun. How did you get that D.J to do the disco?

William:

He’s my Dad’s mate. He did it for free.

Jade:

Wow! I wish my Dad had friends like that.

Clare:

Me too. I’m not sure I can have a party for my birthday.

Anna:

Why not Clare?

Clare:

Mum says we haven’t got much money since Dad lost his job.

Jade:

Never mind – If you can’t have a proper party we can always do something together.

Clare:

Really?

Josh:

Yeah. Why not?

Jade:

If we all get together, I’m sure we can think of something.

FREEZE

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Assembly Teacher: Ask the children questions about this scene. How do the five children feel about each other? What did you learn about them? Who eats and drinks the most? Who is the group ‘leader’? How do they feel about Clare? Let’s find out more.

PLAY Jade:

When is your birthday?

Clare:

July 27th.

William:

That’s just before I go to Florida.

Clare:

Florida?

William:

Yeah, Mum and Dad have been saving for ages. They say it’s a special holiday for us kids, but I think they just want to go to Disneyworld.

Anna:

Are you going to fly?

William:

Well we’re not going to walk!

Josh:

Flying’s great – but Mum gets a bit scared and holds Dad’s hand.

Clare:

We’re going to Devon in August.

Jade:

Thought you said you didn’t have any money?

Clare:

That’s true, but Dad said it’s really important to have a holiday. He said he needs to get away and relax. We’re going to stay with my uncle who lives there.

Anna:

I think we’re going camping in the Lake District. Mum wants to go somewhere where she can chill. She gets really stressed out at work and needs to relax.

Josh:

We went to Alton Towers last year for the day. It was great. I went on the Nemesis rollercoaster five times.

William:

My Dad said he was going to take Mum to France and leave Chris and me at home. He said they needed a break from us – but I know he was joking. He likes family holidays.

Clare:

You hope!

William:

He was. We got our passport photos last weekend.

Anna:

Where are you going Jade?

Jade:

Dunno. (Stands up/turns away)

FREEZE

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Assembly Teacher: Again, ask the children about the characters. Do you notice any changes? Why has Jade become less involved? [Draw out the conclusion that perhaps Jade won’t be going on holiday] How do you think she is feeling? Let’s watch a little more and see if you are right. PLAY William:

What’s wrong with Jade?

Josh:

Don’t think she’s having a holiday again.

Anna:

Why not?

Clare:

I don’t think they can afford it.

William:

They haven’t had a holiday for years.

Anna:

Let’s try and cheer her up.

William, Josh, Clare: Yeah. Come on. (Get up and walk over to Jade.) Clare:

What’s up Jade?

Jade:

I’m just fed up with you lot always going on about your great holidays. I guess I’m jealous.

Josh:

Why?

Jade:

Well you get to go to all these fantastic places and have great fun. I’m stuck here. I’ve got no one to hang out with. It’s really, really boring. I even end up playing football with my brother. How sad is that? I just wish I could have a proper holiday like you lot. It’s just not fair!

FREEZE Teacher: I think you probably realised why Jade was unhappy. Lots of us take holidays for granted. We all have holidays such as school holidays – which are times of the year when we don’t have to come to school. But for most people though, a holiday means going somewhere different, relaxing and having fun. Not everyone can afford to have holidays, either abroad or in this country. Some children of your age have never been to the seaside or even left the area where they live. Fortunately, there are people who help children and their families who cannot afford holidays. A charity called THE FAMILY HOLIDAY ASSOCIATION provides holidays for thousands of children and their families each year.

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Assembly EITHER: Perhaps we can help them raise some money so more children can have a holiday? For example.....[teacher to have discussed in advance with colleagues the best ways of doing this]. OR: If you would like to help them raise money so more children can have a holiday, you could get together with a few friends to come up with some ideas. Tell your teacher and we’ll see what we can arrange. OR:

We have decided we would like to help them raise some money by...

OR:

Go straight into the prayer or reflective moment to conclude the assembly.

Teacher: Let’s pray/think about the lovely holidays we have had and how we hope one day everyone will be able to have holidays. PRAYER: Dear Lord, help us to be thankful for all that we have, especially holidays that we are able to enjoy and share with our family and friends. Help us to appreciate the places we visit, the fun we have and the relaxation we enjoy on our holidays. Teach us to be grateful and to realise that there are many families who cannot enjoy holidays and have the fun we do. Amen.

REFLECTION: Thought: Many of us enjoy holidays every year when we travel to different places and have new experiences. People need breaks away to recover from the stresses and strains of their everyday lives. When we work or study day after day we often become very tired. We lose patience with those around us, argue more and find it more difficult to do our normal work. There are many families who are unable to have holidays at all. When we are planning and enjoying our holidays perhaps we should think about those who do not have holidays. We can help them by supporting organisations like the Family Holiday Association.

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Assembly follow-up activity

The play you watched in assembly ended when Jade became upset because her friends were talking about holidays.

1. What can you remember about the characters? Alongside the names of Jade, William, Josh, Anna and Clare, write two or three adjectives to describe that person, or a sentence, to describe them. 2. Why was Jade feeling upset? 3. Now continue the play by writing a script in which the others try to make Jade feel better, and decide to raise money to help her have a holiday.

Extension Activity Decide on a fundraising idea for the Family Holiday Association and plan exactly what you need to do, and the resources you might need to make it happen.

Curriculum links English: PSHE:

En3; Writing – 7a, 12 2h, 4a, 4f, 4g

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Pupil literacy activity KEY HOLIDAY WORDS Holiday

Pleasure

Spending money

Enjoyment

Cost

Rest

Abroad

Excitement

Relaxing

Different

Transport

Weather

Family

Friend

Seaside

Countryside

Entitlement

Break

Fun

Sun

Ice-creams

Treats

Museums

Sandcastles

Curriculum links English:

En3; Writing – lb, 4j, 7a

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Pupil literacy activity Now answer these questions 1. Think of synonyms (words with the same meaning) for: COST ABROAD SEASIDE TRANSPORT ENJOYMENT 2. Turn these words into adjectives: COST FRIEND FUN PLEASURE REST 3. From the list of key holiday words i) Which word has the most vowels? ii Which word has the most consonants? iii) Which word has the fewest letters? iv) Which word has two As? v) Which word can also mean ‘damage’? vi) Which word sounds like another word that means ‘if’? Family Holiday Association – The charity that gives families a break www.FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk

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Pupil literacy activity 4. Think of antonyms (words with an opposite meaning) for: COUNTRYSIDE EXCITEMENT FRIEND REST DIFFERENT

5. Turn the words into verbs RELAXING ENJOYMENT EXCITEMENT DIFFERENT FUN

6.

Put a circle around the words below which are nouns.

HOLIDAY

RELAXING

FRIEND

PLEASURE

DIFFERENT

WEATHER

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Answers to pupil literacy activity 1. Think of synonyms (words with the same meaning) for: Cost Price Abroad Overseas Seaside Beach Transport Carry, Vehicle Enjoyment Fun, Pleasure 2. Turn these words into adjectives: Cost Costly Friend Friendly Fun Funny Pleasure Pleasurable Rest Restful

3. From the list of key holiday words: i) Which words have the most vowels? ii) Which word has the most consonants? iii) Which word has the fewest letters? iv) Which word has two ‘A’s? v) Which word can also mean ‘damage’? vi) Which word sounds like another word which means ‘if’?

Countryside, Entitlement, Excitement, Pleasure, Pocket Money, Seaside. Entitlement Fun Abroad Break Whether

4. Think of antonyms (words with an opposite meaning) for: Countryside Town Excitement Boredom Friend Enemy Rest Work, Play Different Similar 5. Turn the words into verbs: Relaxing To relax Enjoyment To enjoy Excitement To excite Different To differ Fun To have fun 6. Put a circle around the words below which are nouns: Holiday

Relaxing

Friend

Pleasure

Different

Weather

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Supporting activities A Brainstorm what a holiday means to the pupils and write a list on the board. Use these as the basis for a discussion on why holidays are important AND useful. B Using the theme of ‘Who wants/needs a holiday?’ draw a cartoon type strip of people from easily identifiable jobs or walks of life with “I do” speech bubbles. C Divide the class into small groups to consider the proposition: “All people are entitled to holidays.” Groups to report back on the reasons why they agree or disagree with this statement. D Hand out a series of statements on cards about holidays – e.g. Holidays are essential. ■ Holidays are a luxury. ■ Everyone should have a holiday. ■ The government should help those families that cannot afford a holiday. ■ Nobody really needs a holiday. Curriculum links ■ Parents and children should have separate holidays. A English: En1; Speaking & ■ Holidays are boring. Listening – 1,2,3 ■ Holidays are a waste of time. PSHE: 1a, 2a, 4a After consideration, give individuals, pairs or groups one minute to make the case for or against what’s on B English: En3, Writing 1e, 5b, 9b, the card (perhaps using a one minute buzzer or bell). 9c, 12 Is a consensus view possible? ■

E “My holiday was fantastic.” Interpret this comment through a drawing or a cartoon strip. F

Compare entitlements to holidays now with, for example, entitlement in Victorian Britain and then move on to consider why practices have changed (e.g. legal requirements), and what makes holidays possible e.g. increased wealth, mass transport (first rail, then car, now flight) and cheap flights. [Links with History curriculum.]

C

PSHE:

En1; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 1a, 2a, 4a

D

PSHE:

1a, 2a, 4a, 4b

E

English:

En3; Writing – 1c, 5b, 9b, 9c, 12

F

PSHE: History:

1a, 2a, 4a, 4b 2b, 2c, 2d

G

English:

Enl; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 1a, 2a, 4a

G Discussion/written activity: ‘My ideal holiday’. Then: “How I would help others to have their ideal holiday.” H Discuss the pattern of school holidays now and their historical origin (e.g. needs of 19th century agriculture). Seek views on the possible 4/5 term school year. I J

Enact the script developed in item 3 of the assembly follow up activity. Find a holiday destination in the UK for every letter of the alphabet.

K On a British map mark those places where pupils have been for a holiday. Consider any common factors these places may have eg a coast, near a National Park, site of a theme park.

English:

PSHE: H

I J K

English: History:

Enl; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 2b, 2c, 2d, 4a, 4b

English:

Enl, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

}Geography:

2c, 3b, 3g

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Useful curriculum links ASSEMBLY FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY English: PSHE:

En3; Writing – 7a, 12 2h, 4a, 4f, 4g

PUPIL LITERACY ACTIVITY English:

En3; Writing – lb, 4j, 7a

SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES A

English: PSHE:

En1; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 1a, 2a, 4a

B

English:

En3, Writing 1e, 5b, 9b, 9c, 12

C

English: PSHE:

D

PSHE:

1a, 2a, 4a, 4b

E

English:

En3; Writing – 1c, 5b, 9b, 9c, 12

F

PSHE: History:

1a, 2a, 4a, 4b 2b, 2c, 2d

G

English: PSHE:

Enl; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 1a, 2a, 4a

H

English: History:

Enl; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 2b, 2c, 2d, 4a, 4b

I

English:

Enl, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

J K

} Geography:

En1; Speaking & Listening – 1,2,3 1a, 2a, 4a

2c, 3b, 3g

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What is a holiday?

Rest

Together

A change

Fun

Travel

Overseas

Pleasure

Enjoy

Relax

Exciting

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The Family Holiday Association WHY IT EXISTS ■ Holidays are essential to our emotional and physical well-being, bringing relaxation, stress relief, a break from routine, an opportunity to re-charge batteries, and the chance to be together. ■ All of us need a break sometimes, especially those coping with problems. ■ Yet difficult circumstances, such as poverty, disability, depression and long-term illness mean that, each year, over two million families in the UK are excluded from taking a holiday.

WHAT THE FAMILY HOLIDAY ASSOCIATION DOES ■ Since 1975 the charity has helped by providing holidays to disadvantaged families that have not had a holiday for at least 4 years. In 2010, for example, over 2,000 families benefited. ■ Families are referred by Social Services, Health Authority staff, voluntary organisations and individual schools. Your school could refer a pupil and his/her family. Please see our website, www.FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk, for more information. ■ The charity provides holidays to families who desperately need a break. Our grants cover accommodation, contribution to travel and food costs for a one week stay at a family holiday park run by organisations such as Butlins or Haven, or occasionally at a different location of their choice e.g. with relatives. ■ We own a number of static holiday caravans, sited in holiday parks around the UK coast, and each caravan helps provide a minimum of 30 family holidays per year. ■ We also aims to increase the awareness of the scale and scope of the problem of the lack of access to holidays.

FUNDING ■ The Family Holiday Asssociation is a charity and therefore relies upon the public’s goodwill. ■ It also receives backing from the travel trade, especially through discounted holidays. ■ Should you wish to help, some fundraising ideas are contained in this pack. ■ Further copies of this pack and updated information about the charity can be found on our website: www.FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk

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Fundraising suggestions The enclosed template can be used by pupils to make their own sunglasses, and wear as part of a fun, holiday themed non-uniform day. Here are some other fundraising ideas for schools and individuals: ■ dressing up day in ‘holiday clothes’ ■ a sale of unwanted books, toys, games, video, DVDs, etc. ■ a sponsored silence ■ a competition involving a series of favourite holiday scenes from around the world, which pupils have to identify (they pay a fee to enter and there could be a prize for the winners) ■ talent contest ■ pay a small fee for the privilege of telling very silly jokes ■ fashion show ■ sponsored kite flying ■ football match, School versus Staff – spectators pay ■ pupils pay to avoid homework for the day/week ■ yo-yo/spinning top competition ■ sponsored beach walk ■ slippers day (pay to wear your slippers – a particular favourite among schools) ■ collection boxes for unwanted 1p/2p coins ■ biscuit/cake sale (made by pupils) ■ school skateboarding competition ■ a sponsored ‘hop’ – on one leg, of course! ■ involve the pupils’ parents by encouraging them to help fundraise through events like the annual school fête, by paying to come to a holiday-themed show/play etc.

£660 will pay for the cost of a family’s one week break at the seaside.

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Sunglasses template

Trace the sunglasses onto cardboard and cut out. Add your own designs eg by colouring or painting

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