Best of British 2012 Olympics Assembly
Duration – around 10-15 minutes.
Cast size: suitable for class of 30 or year group
This script is a kind of 2 in 1. One script focuses on British medal winners, the second on golden moments – these are available as separate scripts or as a combined script – all included in the same package.
I have included it in this section as hopefully everyone is still feeling positive and inspired after our amazing Olympic Games!
Music 1 Simply the Best – Tina Turner
(Cast file in, waving Union Jack Flags)
Narrator: Good morning! And welcome to our assembly entitled
Whole Cast: (Shouting together) Best of British!
Narrator: (Puzzled) Best of British? But isn’t that something you say when you actually mean ‘Good luck! But oh dear! Not a chance!’?
Child 1: Up until 2012! But now we can all hold our heads high
Child 2: As we have proved once and for all
Whole cast: It is great to be British!
Narrator: Aha! So, a celebration of Great Britain thanks to those great 2012 Olympic Games?
Child 3: That’s right!
Narrator: (Hesitantly) Well, that’s all very fine
Child 4: (Groaning) I think I can hear a ‘but’ coming?
Narrator: But … now the Games are over, how do we keep our heads held high? I mean, the party can’t go on forever. In fact, we’ll all have forgotten about it in a few weeks time.
Child 5: (Gesturing whole cast to stand, holding up their medals) What? Forget all we’ve achieved? With these around our necks? I don’t think so!
(Everyone sits down)
Narrator: Wow! That’s some tally! So, let’s hear how you got them!
Child 6: Starting with our bronze medalists! Please step forward and introduce yourselves!
(Child 7 – 24 step forward in turn; loud cheer from rest of class each time)
Child 7: Let’s start with Rebecca Adlington – hot favourite for gold in her 800 metres swimming race
Narrator: (Interrupting) But only finishing third, like in her 400 metre freestyle! This may sound harsh but why start with a loser?
Child 7: (Snorting) A loser? Oh, she was anything but a loser! As Rebecca so valiantly pointed out to us in her post-race interview, there is no disgrace in coming third.
Child 8: Coming third a disgrace? I don’t think so! Did you see the reaction of Tom Daley and his team mates when he won bronze in diving?
Narrator: What? When they all leapt into the pool?
Child 8: Correct! They all recognized just how amazing it is to win any medal – in fact, how amazing it is just to be representing your country. You have already proved yourself to be among the best, just by being there!
Child 9: Bronze or silver? Team GB’s men’s gymnasts were happy to settle for bronze, even though they were originally awarded silver. It was just amazing they had won a team medal – the first since 1912! They certainly weren’t disappointed!