Awe and Wonder Assembly


Awe and Wonder Assembly


Awe and Wonder Assembly

Awe and Wonder Assembly is a class play is on the awesome world of nature including ‘7 plus’ Wonders of the Natural World.

Putting the WOW factor back into our lives proves a bit of a challenge for this particular set of children – that is, trying to impress the ‘awe-full-not’ teacher who is taking the assembly!

Cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down)

Duration – around 15 minutes not including music suggestions

This Key Stage II script is the first in a series of Awe and Wonder Assemblies – the second one being on Man Made Wonders – loosely based on the Seven Wonders of the World but probably with a lot more thrown in! There will be ‘parallel’ simpler scripts for Key Stage I children on this theme.

Sample Text

Music 1 Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

(Whole cast files in, in order of speaking, seating themselves along two rows of 15, facing the audience; the narrator stands to one side throughout)

Narrator:             Good morning and

(Whole cast gasps in unison)

(Narrator turns in alarm)

Narrator:             What’s wrong?

Child 1:                 (Surprised) Wrong? Who said anything about there being anything wrong?

Child 2:                 Everything is

Whole cast:        (Shouting together) Awesome!

Child 3:                 Sorry to alarm you! We were just expressing ‘awe’!

Child 4:                 Awe and wonder, to be precise!

(Narrator studies notes)

Narrator:             Well, that is the name of today’s assembly!

(To cast) Seems like you all got a head start on me!

Child 5:                 Well, we are all a little younger than you, sir! No offence!

(Child 6 digs Child 5 in the ribs)

Child 6:                 (Hissing to Child 5) Careful! You know how sensitive adults are about their age!

Narrator:             (Coughing) Not at all! And what’s age got to do with anything, anyway?

Child 7:                 Everything! You adults see everything in a totally different light!

Narrator:             What do you mean?

Child 8:                 Well, let’s just say, you, er, em, …

Narrator:             (Impatiently) Spit it out!

Child 8:                 Well, you just …

Narrator:             I’m waiting!

Child 9:                 (To Child 8) Oh come on! Tell him as it is!

Child 8:                 Awkward!

Narrator:             I’ll give you awkward if you can’t just tell me the truth!

Child 10:               Oh,let me say it for you! We’ve all noticed that adults tend to lose their sense of awe – in some cases have lost it, altogether!

Narrator:             (Exploding) Lose their sense of awe? I hope you’re not including me in this category?

Child 11:               Well,

Narrator:             (Interrupting) Well, nothing! I’m full of awe!

Child 11:               Does that make you, awe-full, sir?

(Whole cast falls about laughing)

Narrator:             (Huffily) Now, now, children – a little repect

(To audience) You’ve heard what people say about never working with children? They’re right!

(To cast) Now then. I think the adjective you were looking for was ‘awesome’, correct?

(Whole cast mutters agreement)

Narrator:             So. Let us make sure this assembly is (pauses) awesome! What have you got for me?

Child 12:               Well, we thought we’d start with all the most awesome places in the world.

Child 13:               Aside from our school, of course!

Narrator:             (Smiling) Of course!

Child 14:               So, what about

(Each child in turn holds up a picture of the place they are describing)

Child 14:               This great lump of rock!

Narrator:             Great lump of rock? What’s so awesome about that?

Child 14:               (Indignantly, to Child 10) What were you saying about adults? This lump of rock just happens to be Uluru – otherwise known as Ayer’s Rock, in Australia.

Narrator:             Well, it does have a pretty amazing colour.

Child 14:               Red sandstone! Formed six hundred million years ago!

Narrator:             Wow!

(Whole cast cheers)

Child 10:               Wow! We got a wow!

Narrator:             Well, I’m not that hard to impress!

Child 14:               Difficult not to be impressed by the world’s biggest monolith – that’s a single rock, by the way!

Narrator:             Yes, yes. I knew that!

Child 14:               And that it’s some nine kilometres in circumference?

Narrator:             Hmm. Of course! I am a teacher, you know!

Child 15:               Well. What about this. The Grand Canyon!

Narrator:             More rocks?

Child 15:               (Indignantly) Yes but these rocks  form one of the deepest gorges on Earth!

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