Beautiful Brading Assembly
Beautiful Brading Assembly script provides a brief overview of Brading history, including the oldest building on the Island, a fish, dragon, bull, Roman Villa and of course, the wonderful RSPB Brading marshlands.
Cast of 30 – easily adapted to any other number/size of cast
Narrator plus Speakers 1 – 29
Duration: Around 20 minutes – again, easily adapted to a shorter time – by taking out some of the information – or a longer time by adding more information in.
I can also provide a guided walk around the town (on which this script is actually based) as this is where I live! Just drop me a line and/or visit www.sues-walks-isle-of-wight.co.uk
Narrator: OK. So, who’s going to start us off? How about we start with the name.
Speaker 5: That’s easy! Brading!
Narrator: (Sighing heavily) And? Where did the name come from?
Speaker 6: Brading came from the ancient name Brerdynge
Speaker 7: Which means, the people living by the ridge of the Downs.
Narrator: (Applauding) Very good! And how long has Brading been around?
Speaker 8: According to this, around as far back as 6000 BC!
Narrator: Wow! Nearly as old as me!
Speaker 9: If you say so! We learnt all about the Romans when we visited the Roman Villa.
Narrator: Just up the road from here, correct?
Speaker 10: It was the best school trip we’ve ever had!
Speaker 11: Those Romans were amazing! Shame they didn’t stick around for longer!
Speaker 12: Coz then it was the turn of those other invaders, the Vikings!
Speaker 13: We sent them packing at that Battle of Brading Haven in AD 897.
Speaker 14: But then there were the Jutes and Anglo Saxons!
Speaker 15: And worse was to come!
Speaker 16: Three quarters of the Island’s population were mercilessly slaughtered because they disagreed with a saint.
Narrator: A saint? Surely not?