School assembly Key Dates Jan-Dec 2018

School assembly Key Dates Jan-Dec 2018

School assembly Important Key Dates Jan-Dec 2018 in School Calendar 2018( See the list of selected United Nations Awareness Days at the end)

School assembly Key Dates JANUARY 2018

  • January 1 New Years Day
  • New Year Resolutions Assembly including new New Year Assembly! and in addition, New Year Assembly Based on Character

January 4 Birthday of Jacob Grimm – a celebration of Fairy Tales

  • A must see, Snow White and the 22 Dwarfs and the panto, an extended version of original Snow White script, plus alternative versions of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, with PSHE ‘slant’ i.e.scripts with a moral message included.

January 5 Twelfth Night

  • Babushka (Twelfth Night, the night she still looks for Jesus)

January 18 Martin Luther King Day

  • Black History Guided Reading Play Scripts and single script on Martin Luther King (6 speakers) or Whole-Class MLK Play

January 15 World Religion Day

  • Different World Religions – this is a small cast script. I have just added, Peace Freedom and Harmony Class Play which includes ‘Different World Religions i.e. it is a package of 2 plays.
  • The Peace Freedom and Harmony script was written following the recent events in Paris (Jan 2015) and is intended as a ‘discussion piece’ – I have explained myself fully in the preview section.
  • Also on January 18 Birthday of A.A. Milne – creator of Winnie the Pooh
  • Great British Writers Assembly (including Roald Dahl, A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling)

January 20th One Year on – Inauguration of America’s 45th President – Donald Trump!

  • A set of guided reading scripts – Meet the Presidents – all 45 of them! (Featured section)

January 25 Burns Day

  • Burns Assembly – Featured Scripts section
  • Scotish Assembly  – St. Andrews Day

January 26th Australia Day

  • Australian Assembly

January 27th Birthday of Lewis Carroll

  • Great British Writers Assembly (including Roald Dahl, A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling)
  • Alice in Wonderland Take II – an alternative script: The Trial of Alice

School assembly Key Dates FEBRUARY scripts

February 9 – 25th The Winter Olympics

  • Assembly and Guided Reading Scripts.

Feb 9 Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

  • .Chinese New Year script,  Featured section

Feb 13 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day

  • Pancake Day Assembly.

February 14 Valentine’s Day

  • Valentines Day Assembly.

Lent Feb 14 – 29th March

  • Lent assembly.

February 20th Presidents’ Day

  • Meet the Presidents
  • February Half Term Jorvik Viking Festival
  • Viking Assembly and Viking Guided Reading Play Scripts and Viking Quizzes & Riddles

School assembly Key Dates MARCH Scripts:

MARCH WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH

  • Amazing Women scripts in Guided Reading (History) section

March 1st, David’s Day

  • Beginning of Lent – see Lent Assembly
  • Welsh Assembly – in celebration of St. David’s Day
  • March 1st Festival of Holi – Colour See Holi Assembly

March 2nd World Book Day

  • Great British Writers Assembly
  • Roald Dahl Assembly plus numerous other scripts on literature in Literature Section of the website, inc.
  • Take a Book: Different Genres of Writing.

March 8 International Women’s Day

  • Amazing Women (Click on Catalogue – UK Catalogue – Guided Reading – History – then Amazing Women)

March 11 – 12th Purim – Judaism

  • Judaism assembly

March 11 Mothers Day

  • Mothers Day Assembly

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

  • St. Patrick’s Day Guided Reading Script

March 20th International Day of Happiness

  • Scripts on Happiness/Feeling Good About Yourself – Featured scripts and Main category –
  • Happy Scripts (Home Page) for March

School assembly Key Dates APRIL

  • April – National Pet Month (I will shortly be adding a script on Pets for Key Stage I – currently working on Castles and Knights script possibly to fit in with St. Georges Day)

Easter Sunday 1 April

  • The Easter Story (Assembly)
    The Easter Egg Hunt KS II (another version available for KS I) Both Assemblies
    The Missing Easter Eggs (Guided Reading Script – cast of 6)
    Chocolate Assembly – 3 versions: Key Stage I & II plus special Easter version

April 21stThe Queen’s Birthday (see Queen’s Jubilee script)

April 22 Earth Day

  • 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).

23rd April International Children’s Book Day

  • Great British Writers Assembly and Roald Dahl Assembly plus numerous other scripts on literature in Literature Section of the website, inc. Take a Book: Different Genres of Writing.

April 23 St. George’s Day

  • Get a  set of Guided Reading scripts (5 mini plays) on England  Plus St. George’s Day guided reading play script plus Ode,  Plus Assembly on England. All three available as a ‘bundle’
  • plus Key Stage I St. George and the Dragon Assembly

April 23 Shakespeare’s Birthday (see plays in Literature section)

April 29th Dance Day

  • Dance Around the World in PSHE section

School assembly Key Dates MAY

May 6th Space Day

  • Plays on Space – Science and Geography sections

May 8th VE Day

  • World War II Assembly and Guided Reading Scripts

May 11 Joan of Arc

  • French Assembly Vive La France

May 15 – June 14th Ramada

  • Islam Assembly

May 12 Eurovision Song Contest

  • Eurovision Song Contest Assembly

School assembly Key Dates JUNE

June 1st International Children’s Day

  • Children Around the World Assembly &
  • Dance Around the World Assembly

June 4 Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

  • Plays on Butterflies

June 5 World Environmental Day

  • 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)

June 8 World Oceans Day

  • Sea Life Quizzes and Jokes -set of five covering sharks, whales, dolphins, jelly fish and bony fish
  • 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)

June 14 – July 15th World Cup

  • Assemblies, Guided Reading Scripts, Quiz etc

June 20 – 26 Refugee Week (script on this in the pipeline)

School assembly Key Dates JULY

July 3 American Independence Day

  • Independence scripts in US Catalog

July 6 Fiesta de San Fermin

  • Spanish Assembly

July 14 Bastille Day – France

  • French Assembly Vive La France!

July 18 Nelson Mandela Day (birthday)

  • Nelson Mandela play. This script is available either as a single script or as part of a collection
  • Famous People of the 20th Century (including Martin Luther King, Gandhi, John Lennon and Prominent Women).

July 30th International Friendship Day

  • See ‘mini’ play based on Wind in the Willows (Literature and PSHE Guided Reading section)

School assembly Key Dates END OF TERM

  • Leavers Day Assemblies

School assembly Key Dates SEPTEMBER

  • Harvest Festival Assembly – 22 – 28th
  • September 13th Roald Dahl Day, See Roald Dahl Assembly

September 15th – October 15th Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Spanish Assembly

Sept 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day

  • Pirate Guided Reading Scripts and Quiz

September 20 – October 5 – British Food Fortnight

  • British Food Assembly

September 28 – October 4th IFAW Animal Action Week

  • 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
  • Sea Life Quizzes and Jokes
  • 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

Sept 28th National Poetry Day

  • A selection of assemblies based on classic poems in Literature section

School assembly Key Dates OCTOBER

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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

October 2nd – Gandhi’s Birthday – 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 6th – World Smile Day

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

October 5th – World Teachers Day

  • World Teachers Day Play: Thank You! – what makes a great teacher

October 2nd – World Habitat Day

  • 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)
  • Sea Life Quizzes and Jokes. – set of five covering sharks, whales, dolphins, jellyfish and bony fish.
  • 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

  • The Planets – available in both Assembly and Guided Reading scripts – the journey through our Solar System). Now available as Key Stage I script – Space Assembly

10th October – National China Day

  • Assembly and Guided Reading Scripts on Ancient China

10th October World Homeless Day (script in the pipeline)

7 – 14 October National Children’s Book Week

  • Great British Writers Assembly The writers are Roald Dahl, A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling
  • Roald Dahl Assembly
  • Take a Book – 10 Different Genres of Writing Assembly which covers 10 current favourites in literature.

14th October Birthday of Winnie the Pooh

  • Great British Writers Assembly. These writers include Roald Dahl, A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling

14th – 16th Battle of Hastings

  • See Battle of Hastings script
  • Guided Reading Scripts on Famous People

19th October Diwali

  • Diwali scripts

31st October HALLOWEEN

  • Halloween Assembly – The Vanishing Pumpkin (and FREE Halloween Howlers – set of scarily bad jokes)
  • The Salem Witch Trials Guided Reading Scripts

School assembly Key Dates NOVEMBER

November 5th – Bonfire Night

  • Bonfire Night Assembly – The Hidden Gunpowder
  • Guy Fawkes Assembly (incl. Trial Of Guy Fawkes – also available separately @ £5.99)

November 7, 1867, Birthday of Marie Curie

  • Famous People of the 20th Century

7 – 11th World Nursery Rhyme Week

  • Nursery Rhyme assemblies – Key Stage I & II

10th November World Science Day (script on Famous Scientist in the pipeline)

12 – 16 November National Anti-Bullying Week

  • See Anti-Bullying Assembly – You are Not Alone

November 13th – Remembrance Sunday

  • Remembrance Day Assembly
  • November 13th World Kindness Day. See script on The Good Samaritan (RE and PSHE sections)

November 17th CHILDREN IN NEED

November 19th International Men’s Day

  • International Men’s Day Assembly

November 26th – Thanksgiving Day

  • The Mayflower

November 29th – Birthday of C.S. Lewis

  • Great British Writers Assembly including Roald Dahl, A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling
  • Take a Book – 10 Different Genres of Writing Assembly which covers 10 current favourites in literature.

November 30th – St. Andrew’s Day

  • St. Andrew’s Day Assembly

School assembly Key Dates DECEMBER
Christmas Scripts

Christmas Spirit – The Conversion of Mrs Scrooge!

  • The Meaning of Christmas – The Conversion of Scrooge
  • A Christmas Carol – short version of original
  • Snow White and the 22 Dwarfs
  • Christmas Carols Assembly
  • Christmas Advent Calendar Assembly
  • St. Nicholas Day Assembly – Mystery of the real Father Christmas
  • Babushka
  • Poinsettia
    also

A panto with a difference! 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?! Performance time will be around 45 mins plus – so a lot longer than my other plays BUT Snow White and the 22 Dwarfs will remain available in its original 20 min version, for those preferring the shorter option.

plus special Christmas ‘package’.

December 2nd International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

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

December 6th St. Nicholas Day

  • St. Nicholas Day Assembly – Mystery of the real Father Christmas

December 11th – Mountain Day

December 16 Posadas Mexico (See Christmas Plays)

December 31 New Years Eve

  • New Year Resolutions Assembly

UNITED NATIONS AWARENESS DAYS

January

1st – Global Family Day – formerly One Day of Peace and Sharing, recognized by the UN and- World Day of Peace – established by Pope Paul VI in his letter dated 8.12.1967

4th – World Hypnotism Day – established to promote awareness of hypnosis
6th – World day for War orphans – initiated by (S.O.S Enfants En Detresse – www.soseed.org by Stephen N. Kinuthia)
11th- International Day for Peace in Kenya January 11, 2008. Recent events in the country left Kenyans in fear of their future. The stalemate between the political leaders has created an opportunity for destructive forces and organized the militia, which has risen to kill innocent people (more than 450 killed, thousands injured and over 250,000 displaced – initiated by (Kenya Welfare Foundation & Kenya Development Network and Consortium)
3rd Sunday of January – World Religion Day – established in 1950 [1]
24th – National girl child day of India, recognized by India
27th- International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recognized by the UN
28th – Data Protection Day – recognized by the Council of Europe [2]
29th – World Leprosy Day – LEPRA Health in Action, 28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG

February

2nd – World Wetlands Day
4th – World Cancer Day
6th – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
11th – World Day of the Sick, an observance day instituted by Pope John Paul II.
12th- Darwin Day
14th – Valentines Day
20th – World Day of Social Justice, recognized by the UN
21st – International Mother Language Day, recognized by the UN World Tourist Guide Day. International Mother Language Day originated as the international recognition of Language Movement Day, which has been commemorated in Bangladesh since 1952 when a number of Dhaka university students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement.
22nd – International Scouts Day

March

4th – World Kamau’s Day – Recognized by the UN
8th – United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace
8th – International Women’s Day [3], recognized by the UN
14th – International Day of Action for Rivers, International Pi Day [4]
15th – World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
15th – World Consumer Rights Day
20th – International Day of the Francophonie (site (French))
20th – World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People [5]
21st- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, recognized by the UN
21st – World Poetry Day, recognized by the UNESCO (Masood)
22nd – World Day for Water, recognized by the UN
23rd – World Meteorological Day, recognized by the UN / Pakistan Day.
24th – International Day for Achievers, World Tuberculosis Day, recognized by the UN
25th- International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, recognized by the UN
27th – World Theatre Day

April

2nd – World Autism Awareness Day, recognized by the UN
4th – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, recognized by the UN
7th – World Health Day, recognized by the UN
7th – International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, recognized by the UN
14th – Cultural Unity Day, recognized by India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal.
16th- World Entrepreneurship Day (WED) site
17th – World Hemophilia Day, recognized by the UN
21st – World Creativity and Innovation Day. Celebrations begin April 15 – Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday
22nd – Earth Day
23rd – World Book and Copyright Day, recognized by the UN
24th – World Day for Laboratory Animals, recognized by the UN
25th – World Malaria Day, recognized by the WHO
26th – World Intellectual Property Day, recognized by the UN
28th – International Workers’ Memorial Day
29th – World Dance Day

May

1st- May Day – Labour Day
2nd – International Day of Deliberately Unemployed
3rd – World Press Freedom Day, recognized by the UN
4th – International Firefighters’ Day
5th – International Midwives Day
6th – International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
7th – Rabindranath Tagore’s Anniversary Day
8th – World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day

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