The NED Show

100_8775“Never give up. Encourage others. Do your best.”

Ask your Crusader what NED stands for, and that is the response that you’ll get.

SBA hosted a special presentation of the NED show on Monday afternoon. The NED show is a character education assembly that focuses on the values of persistence, kindness, and excellence. The production has visited all 50 states and has toured internationally each year in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Each year, more than 5,500 schools and 2.5 million students are impacted world-wide.

The afternoon assembly presented the acronym NED through an imaginative story about a very friendly cartoon character named NED. Throughout the show, the entertaining speaker Nicole wowed the students with yo-yo tricks woven into her story and performance. The use of tricks – as well as Nicole’s energetic stage presence and character voices – created a fun assembly environment that engaged students and helped them internalize the NED message.

100_8815At the end of the assembly, students were invited to share what the NED philosophy meant. One student remarked that being a “stand-up kid” required practice and effort, but that the returns of smiles of the faces of friends – and the good feeling of having done the right thing – made the extra steps worthwhile.

Students had the opportunity to purchase yoyos (and “yoyo swag”) after the assembly. Students have been encouraging each other and trying their best in learning how to manipulate their yoyos and perform different tricks at recess.

Thank you to the NED show for delivering a fun assembly with such a positive message for our students!