Assembly Story

30th April 2019

This is our next whole-school text, which we will be reading together in Tuesday assemblies.  It is an inspiring picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies.

It is also about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends.  We meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a . . . duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it’s right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world . . .

This story makes us think about the importance of being who we are and not backing down to hurtful criticism. It’s an empowering tale about connecting with others and choosing kindness over bullying.