History of Aviation Assembly


History of Aviation Assembly


History of Aviation Assembly

History of Aviation Assembly takes a flight through time to meet some truly memorable aviators including the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson; along with an equally memorable playlist – everything from Mary Poppins, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines to S Club 7! Plus special guest appearance – of Orville the Duck!

Cast: 30. Duration: Around 15 minutes (not including music suggestions)

Sample Text

Music 1: Come Fly with Me – Frank Sinatra

(Children file in, taking seats facing the audience – 2 rows of 15 children)

Narrator:             Good morning and welcome to our assembly on

(Loud sound of duck quacking, as duck ‘flies’ onto stage, swooping around, showing off fine air skills)

Duck:     Flying? Did someone mention ‘flying’? (Swirling around) Look no further. I am an example of the best flying machine around!

Narrator:             (Looking through notes) Machine? You’re no machine! And you’re certainly not on my cast list today.

Duck:     (Indignantly) What?

Narrator:             You see, this is an assembly on The History of Aviation – not ducks!

Duck:     (Furiously) What do you mean, not ducks? Have you any idea where the word ‘aviation’ comes from?

Narrator:             (Looking through notes) Er um ..

Duck:     I thought not! Aviation actually comes from the Latin word ‘avis’ meaning ‘bird’! So, what else do you want to know?

Music 2: Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band

(Enter Dragonfly, flying gracefully around)

Dragonfly:           And I’m a dragonfly – one of many insects that can fly!

Duck:     (Laughing) You certainly don’t fly like an eagle!

Dragonfly:           (Angrily) Well, that’s because I’m a dragonfly!

Duck:     (Laughing) Dragonfly indeed! What kind of a name is that?

Music 3 – Theme Tune to Batman

(Enter Bat, swooping around)

Bat:        Am I a bird? No, I’m a bat!

Narrator:             (Looking at notes) So, what are you doing here?

Bat:        Well, I’m the only type of mammal capable of continuous flight.

Music 4 – Crazy Horses – The Osmonds (just up to ‘Crazy horses flying everywhere’)

(Enter Pegasus, swooping around)

Pegasus:              (To bat) You? The only type of mammal capable of continuous flight? I don’t think so! Have you never heard of the great Pegasus? (Swirling) That’s me!

Narrator:             A flying horse? Oh, please!

Music 5 Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz

(Enter Daedalus and Icarus, dancing and singing to the song – pointing to Dragonfly on third line of lyrics ‘Just like a dragonfly’ – Dragonfly starts dancing and then whole cast joins in – with exception of Narrator, looking on in mixture of horror and disbelief)

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