It’s Good To Be Me Leavers Assembly
It’s Good To Be Me Leavers Assembly is a ‘skeleton script’ of around 5 minutes actual reading time but with numerous opportunities to add on e.g. in ‘Wish’ and ‘Achievement’ sections. There are also numerous songs/music which can be included or omitted accordingly. I have gone for this format, which is a lot less prescriptive than my normal product, because I feel the content of a Leavers Assembly may be of a more personal nature i.e. a reflection of the students own personalities – than the normal scripts I write which are for children (general) as opposed to specific children. I feel this will work better for teachers and enable more ‘personalised involvement’ – by teachers and students alike.
There is the additional fun ‘option’ of the school’s staff ‘joining in’ at the end – but this is optional and can be left out.
I would also recommend the inclusion of Happy by Pharrell Williams – I’m sure everyone would enjoy singing and clapping along to this tune.
Class size – any. Duration – open-ended
It’s Good To Be Me Leavers Assembly can be tailored to any class or year group size; and likewise can be any length.
2020 ‘add on’ to Leavers Assemblies:
This can be read out by the teacher(s) or child.
Narrator: Good morning and thank you for attending our Leaver’s Assembly. The circumstances in which we gather today are of course a little different from in previous years. But we felt the celebration of our years at primary school should not be eclipsed by recent events. These years, from Reception to Year 6, are years to be treasured and we are here today to celebrate their memory with you.
It’s Good To Be Me Leavers Assembly Sample Text:
Music 1 – Perfect: Pink (First verse and chorus only)
(Children file in, heads down, slouching, looking thoroughly miserable)
Teacher: OK. Take your places, class. Sit up smart.
(Takes a closer look at children sitting in front of him/her)
So, tell me. What is going on with you lot? Why the long faces? It’s the end of term – you should be celebrating!
Child 1: What’s there to celebrate?
Child 2: (Holding up Numeracy exercise book) Look at my scores in Maths. Five out of ten, six out of ten, three out of ten … Why do I bother? I’ll never get Maths!
Child 3: Huh! Think that’s bad? You should see the marks I get in my spelling tests! You think you’ve got number blindness? (Child 2 nodding in agreement). Well, I’ve sure got a bad case of blindness when it comes to stringing more than two letters together!
Child 4: But at least you don’t make everybody around you wish they were deaf! (Starts singing totally off key/out of tune ‘Do Ray Me Far So La Tea Doe’ set of scales. Whole cast clasps their hands over their ears). See what I mean?
Teacher: (Uncovering ears) Hey? What? Oh, you mean your slight lack of musicality? Well, maybe there is just a little room for improvement.
Child 5: (Holding up bits of woodwork, taped together but falling apart) And what about my latest Design Technology ‘project’? I don’t think I’ll be getting the call to build the next Olympic stadium!
Teacher: (Stroking chin, reflectively) Hmm. Maybe not.
Child 6: (Holding up ‘art work’ – black dot in middle of yellow paint) And I don’t suppose I’ll be in the Tate Gallery any time soon!
Teacher: Ooh. I wouldn’t bank on it – have you been recently? ‘Anything goes’ there! I think your work would fit in perfectly!
Child 7: (Breathlessly) But what about me? I try every year to run that one minute mile – but have I got beyond one hundred metres yet? (Starts coughing and clutching his side) Not a chance!
Teacher: Enough! Enough! What is wrong with you guys?
- Pink – Perfect
- Skee Lo – I wish (use of background music – make up own lyrics/rap)
- (Optional inclusion of ‘I want to be a Billionaire’ – Bruno Mars
- ‘Fame’ as suggested in I wish section of the assembly above)
- Katy Perry – Fireworks
- Madonna – Celebration
- Kool & the Gang – Celebration
- Tina Turner – Simply the Best
- Queen – We will Rock you/We are the Champions
Final Number – performed by staff
- Rock Party Anthem; or Lady Gaga – Born this Way