Since releasing Back to School Be Inspired Class Play or Assembly originally as a New Year Script I have ‘tweaked’ it to produce this script – a celebration of the beginning of the academic year.
There are now three versions of the script available off the website:
30 – but this number can easily be adapted up or down.
Around 20 minutes. The performance can be extended by the addition of more jokes and poetry.
Music I – I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
(Whole cast ‘dances’ in, seating themselves along two rows of fifteen seats, facing the audience)
Narrator: (To cast) Welcome back! Another school year! Are we all feeling inspired, that is the question?
Narrator: Now, that’s how I like to start an assembly! Lots of enthusiasm, zest, passion
Child 1: Yes, yes, we get all that! But where are we going with all this good feeling?
Narrator: Well, I’m kind of hoping its going to last (pauses) at least until ..tomorrow?
Child 2: (Shaking head) Ooh, I wouldn’t count on it. I mean, a lot can happen in a day!
Narrator: I know it’s a lot to ask but, well, it’s good to have things to aspire to – however long for! As to how we’re going to achieve such a goal
Child 3: (Interrupting) Oh, that’s simple. We just have to get inspired!
Child 4: We’ve been doing some research and we’ve come up with some pretty inspirational stuff!
Narrator: (Clapping hands) Excellent! Then, take it away!
Child 5: So, it’s all about behaving in the right way every day of our lives.
Narrator: (Aside to audience, incredulously) Every day? Seriously? That would have to be seen to be believed!
Child 6: I know. It seems like a tall order. So we thought we’d start with just one month! Maybe this one! You have to start somewhere!
Narrator: You mean, you have actually managed to find ‘inspiration’ for every day of the month, for each of the thirty days?
Child 7: Correct. Starting with the Day One. Here comes the first of the many inspirational quotations we found.
Narrator: Let’s hear it!
Child 7: ‘Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking’ – that was written by a J.C. Watts .
Narrator: Fine words especially as I think most of us would want to receive praise or maybe reward.
Child 7: Which is why not looking for praise or reward is all the more impressive.
Child 8: (Grunting) I’ll try and remember that next time I do something amazing and nobody notices!
Child 7: But you’ll know and that should be enough!
Child 8: You’re right. It shouldn’t be about looking to others for praise. I’ll pat my own back from now on!
Narrator: (Applauding) Very good! Next!
Child 9: Day Two ‘A life making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all’ – that’s from St. Patrick.