Great Women in the Civil Rights Movement Key Stage I Assembly
Feb 6th Women’s Suffrage Centenary
Great Women in the Civil Rights Movement script was originally written for Key Stage I but could be edited (information added on) for Key Stage II. Please contact me if you want a Suffragette Script for older children. Rosa Parks and Emily Davison
Cast of 30 (easily adjustable up or down). Duration – around 20 minutes
This assembly is all about respect and justice – for all. (Cross-curricular links with PSHE)
Great Women in the Civil Rights Movement Sample Text:
Narrator: But gentlemen, really! Aren’t you forgetting something?
George V: (Looking puzzled) Hmm. Let me see. Horse losing race, jockey injured ..
Narrator: (Interrupting) But what about that poor woman … who died?
George V: Poor woman? And whose fault was it? Nobody pushed her onto that racecourse!
(Enter group of women, chanting)
Group of women: Votes for women! Votes for women!
Herbert: (Tutting) Look at them!
George V: Who do they think they are?
Music 2 Who Do You Think You Are? Spice Girls
(Group of women throw off ‘outer garments’ and now, dressed as Spice Girls, sing and perform)
(Whole cast applauds as George and Herbert look on in disgust)
George V: Shocking!
Herbert: These women getting ideas way above their station!
(Both exit muttering)
Narrator: Well, I think we all rather enjoyed that! But let’s not forget that terrible death of Emily Davison.
Child 4: She was prepared to risk her life
Child 5: And lose it
Child 6: To fight the good fight!
Narrator: And what was this cause she fought so hard for?
(All girls in cast stand up and shout in unison)
All girls: Women’s rights! A vote for women!