Welcome to my website

The home of school assemblies and class plays for children (KS1 and KS2) and guided reading play scripts for primary and secondary schools. Scroll down for topical suggestions or click on My Plays above for the full catalogue.

I have over 400 scripts on this website – all of which you should be able to find using the search facility. If however you have something more obscure in mind, or just need some guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me via email [email protected]. It might be quicker and easier and I am always happy to help! Sue

Newest set of scripts

Scripts for October:


See Black History Guided Reading Play Scripts these cover The Slave Trade, with discussion on racism; Heroes of the Underground Railroad; Amazing Women in the American Civil Rights Movement; Martin Luther King; and Nelson Mandela

October 2nd – Birth of Gandhi 1869 International Day of Non-Violence (National Holiday in India)

See Famous People of the 20th Century Guided Reading Play Scripts – Gandhi is the third play, after Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela; along with John Lennon and Prominent Women of the 20th Century which includes Mother Theresa, Helen Keller, Princess Diana, Anne Frank, Marie Curie and Maggie Thatcher.

October 4 World Animal Day

World Animal Day is a day of action recognised worldwide for animal rights as well as welfare. It is celebrated on 4 October, Francis of Assisi feast day, the animals’ patron saint.

See Our Planet – available both as an assembly and as a set of guided reading play scripts – these cover 5 different habitats and the impact man has on them

See Sea Life Quizzes and Jokes – set of five covering sharks, whales, dolphins, jelly fish and bony fish

See Jawesome Jury – this is a jury of sharks, led by the Hammerhead Shark as Judge, passing sentence against Man for his mishandling of the sea environment)

October 4th – World Smile Day

See World Smile Day Play – Turn that Frown Upside Down!

October 5th – World Teachers Day

See World Teachers Day Play: Thank You!

October 7th – World Habitat Day

See Our Planet – available both as an assembly and as a set of guided reading play scripts. These cover 5 different habitats and the impact man has on them

See Sea Life Quizzes and Jokes. Set of five covering sharks, whales, dolphins, jelly fish and bony fish)

See Jawesome Jury. This is a jury of sharks, led by the Hammerhead Shark as Judge, passing sentence against Man for his mishandling of the sea environment

4 – 10 October World Space Week

See The Planets – available in both Assembly and Guided Reading form.

Rugby World Cup Assembly or Class Play now ready!

This is an attempt to enlighten those who find rugby a bit of an intellectual challenge!

Beatrix Potter Tales re-written/adapted as plays. I am working through 20 plus that I have (a 21st birthday present from a couple of years ago!?!), dividing them up into groups of 5 tales/plays with 6 speakers each – total of 30 speakers. These can be used as a PSHE and/or Literacy resource – they all come with tips on behaviour – this being within the content of the scripts, and the follow up Q & A/Discussion suggestions.

A quick word from me, Sue Russell, to my customers, mainly teachers, at the beginning of Autumn Term. I have had a number of orders for mental health scripts recently which I cover in my PSHE section. I thought it might be helpful to list them below:

My current PSHE plays collection includes:

Assemblies/Class Plays:

(*These two scripts tackle the problem of talking about sadness – prompted by Feb 4th 2016 Time to Talk Day, as initiated by the charities MIND and Re-think)

Guided Reading Scripts:

In the case of this latter, the story is followed by the guided reading script, then by a discussion/question and answer session.

The stories and guided reading scripts are 5 – 10 minutes in length.

Total Reading time: Around an hour

The 5 guided reading scripts have 2 speakers each – total of 10 altogether.

Life Lessons (PSHE)

I.How the Butterfly Lost his Bad Temper

II.How the Butterfly Lost her Dissatisfaction

III.How the Butterfly Lost his Vanity

IV.How the Butterfly Learned to Fly

V.How the Butterfly Learned to Fly Higher

The life lessons for each of these are as follows:

  • Appreciate what you have
  • Stop ‘wanting’/looking for more
  • Recognising that external beauty is not everything
  • Just do it!
  • The importance of striving/realising your potential

Script of the Week

Each week I will choose a play or set of plays on a particular subject and make it available, on purchase, with free performing rights benefits i.e. free word document to accompany purchased pdf script. For details of this week’s choice, read on!

Beginning of new school year – what better time than to go with positive theme of New Year Resolutions. Assemblies for these can be found in the PSHE section of this website and are listed below under Script(s) of the week.

As my Script(s) of the Week I am going to go with New Year Resolutions

  • New Year Resolutions Assembly
  • New Year Assembly


  • New Year Assembly based on Character: What it Takes to be Good! 
  • Also available: a script based on Rudyard Kipling’s If which deals with character – along with several other scripts in the PSHE section

For those of you thinking ahead to Christmas, here is a selection of class plays, assemblies and pantomimes you may want to consider:

A.      Christmas Class Plays, Assemblies and Pantomimes with cast of around 30

  • Christmas Carols Assembly
  • Christmas Advent Calendar Assembly
  • What Do You Want For Christmas Assembly
  • St. Nicholas Day Assembly – Who is the real Father Christmas?
  • Nativity Play – Welcome to Our Party – 2 versions, for Key Stage I and II;
  • Nativity Play Crisis (this one should come with a public health warning!)
  • A Christmas Carol – short play version of the original Dickens
  • The Meaning of Christmas – The Conversion of Scrooge
  • Christmas Spirit – The Conversion of Mrs Scrooge!
  • Nutcracker Christmas Assembly
  • Snow White Pantomime – special extended version of Snow White and the 22 Dwarfs – a panto with a difference! 10 – 60 mins, 30 – 60 characters!!

On being requested to extend my Snow White and the 22 Dwarfs to accommodate a year group of 60, I thought why not team those 22 dwarfs up with 22 elves – with a few reindeer (and Father Christmas) thrown in?! This is a Snow White as you’ve never seen it – twists and surprises all along the way, perhaps some of the worst jokes you’ll hear this year – and what about The Mirror … checking out Facebook!?! As the script can be used for  performances of 10, 45 or 60 mins and has the option of cast size 30 or 60 this has to be one of the most versatile pantomimes around! Comprehensive Production Notes make the seemingly impossible, possible!

  • Sleeping Beauty Pantomime
  • Cinderella Christmas Play
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play – if you order the Wonderful Wizard script (minus Xmas additions), you will get this one for free – as the original text has just been tweaked.
  • Fairy Tale Pantomime
  • Pinocchio Pantomime


B.       Small Cast Plays – with 6 speakers

  • Babushka A Christmas Story from Russia
  • Poinsettia A Christmas Story from Mexico


Christmas Jokes

There are plenty of scripts for earlier in the Autumn Term – e.g. Harvest Thanksgiving and Halloween. I aim to cover all topics so do let me know if there are any missing!

I am always happy to ‘write on demand’ so if you have any special requests re: scripts I haven’t hitherto thought of, let me know!

The following are scripts on how to improve our life style – always topical!

Healthy Living!

In a bid to get our school children to live more healthily I am writing a series of assemblies/class plays on such subjects as eating and exercise. See category above for details

What is special about my site

  1. My school assemblies and class plays scripts are written by a teacher for teachers at both primary and secondary level
  2. The service I offer is highly personalized – I deal with each customer as an individual – all enquiries answered within 24 hours
  3. A huge range of teaching material, for Key Stage One (KS1) and Two (KS2), allowing limitless cross-curricular links.
  4. We can provide ready to perform  school assemblies on a vast range of topics

My school assemblies scripts offer:

  • A lively and entertaining way to deliver the school curriculum.
  • A huge range of teaching material, for Key Stage One  (KS1) and Two (KS2) and Three (KS3), allowing limitless cross-curricular links.
  • The total involvement of all children and young actors in drama – presenting opportunities both for reading and acting out play scripts allowing further discussion.
  • Participation in school drama increases the confidence of children in speaking out.
  • Different viewpoints can easily be presented through school theatre and the coverage of sensitive issues can be dealt with in a non-threatening way.
  • Role play opportunities in drama scripts bring characters alive.

For a quick summary of the range of my plays visit:

Topics and Themes in Alphabetical Order or  Key Dates May – Sept 2019

Category listings can be found under my plays in the Navigation bar above.

These plays can be used within the classroom as class plays; or as performance pieces i.e. in front of the school, as assemblies.
Lots of good positive advice to start us all off on the right foot for 2019!

School Assemblies
School Assemblies
Guided Reading Play Scripts
Guided Reading Play Scripts
Performance Poems
Performance Poems