We ask that the students bring a piece of paper to the assembly and write an encouraging word, lyrics, drawing, etc... They throw these papers on the stage and they can take one if they'd like. We even do this at regular venue concerts. It's to encourage students to speak up in a proactive way. It's always amazing to watch the first student who is brave enough to stand up and place their thoughts, words, and feelings on the stage... It's such a brave act to be the first to do
anything... Especially expressing ourselves in front of our peers and it's usually the most unlikely and timid student that steps up first. It's even more exciting to watch other students follow their lead.