Volcano Assembly. This assembly can best be described as … explosive! It is highly recommended that you purchase a pair of ear plugs before agreeing to sit through this performance!
Even the Roman god of fire cannot control these forces of nature. … though no one is about to try and control him!
This script covers the questions what, how, where and a few examples of when – though Pompeii up provides a far more comprehensive account of what happened in those two Roman cities destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.
Duration – around 10 minutes reading time but this does not include music (or explosions!) For a longer script and one dealing with a little more history, as in the case of Pompeii and Herculaneum, it is suggested that a double purchase be made – of this more ‘geographic/scientific’ script and Pompeii Up. Both scripts available off www.oldsite.plays-r-ussell.com
Cast of 30 – easily adaptable up or down.
I have just added a Natural Disasters Assembly which includes Volcanoes (some extracts from this Volcanoes script and Pompeii Up one), Earthquakes, Storms – Cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons), Tornadoes, Tsunami, Fire, Flooding and Drought.
Volcano Assembly. Sample Text:
Music 1 Mars – The Planets – Gustav Holst
(Children file in, seating themselves in speaking order, along two rows of fifteen seats facing the audience)
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on
Music 2 Fire – Arthur Brown (See Production Notes)
(Vulcan strides onto stage)
Vulcan: (Pounding his chest) Me! The mighty Roman god of fire, Vulcan!
Narrator: (Irritably) But its volcanoes we’re doing today! Not Roman gods!
Vulcan: (Sighing) So, where do you think the word volcano comes from?
Narrator: (Sarcastically) Oh, now. Don’t tell me. (Pauses) Oh, that wouldn’t be you would it?
Vulcan: It most certainly would! Nothing to do with that Mars you were just playing.
Narrator: No! No! That’s the planet Mars – from The Planets by Gustav Holst!
Vulcan: But I thought you said this assembly was on volcanoes?
Narrator: Correct! But we thought that music was just right to set the tone – of high drama!
Vulcan: Oh! Is that what we’re getting this morning?
Narrator: I hope so! There’s nothing dull about volcanoes!
(Sound of loud snores from ‘Sleeping Giants’)
Vulcan: Er, it would seem not everyone agrees with you!
(Sleeping Giants all raise their heads, wipe their eyes, blinking at the audience)
Narrator: Oh no! We haven’t woken you, have we?
Sleeping Giant 1: Nah! Don’t worry!
Sleeping Giant 2: We’re dormant volcanoes!
Sleeping Giant 3: Little chance we’ll erupt!
Sleeping Giant 4: (Yawning) In fact, if you don’t mind, we’ll just go back to sleep again!
Narrator: No, no! Not at all! Please be my guest!
(Sleeping Giants put heads down and resume sleep)
Narrator: Phew! That was a close one! There’s no way you want to go waking those sleeping giants. So unpredictable! We could have had ourselves a situation there!
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