Being Positive Assembly
Being Positive Assembly. So, if you need an injection of positivity, (correct term positivism?!), this is the script for you! It starts by being fairly down to earth – reminding us that we cannot all be Usain Bolt (much as we’d like to be!)
Cast of 30: Narrator plus 29 speakers, easily adaptable up or down
Duration: The script is around 10 minutes reading time – and can of course be adapted to include the children’s own thoughts and favourite quotations. In the case of the latter, I have gone with a selection of my own personal favourites, including such heroes as Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, Gandhi, Sir Winston Churchill, Mother Theresa, Billie Piper, Helen Keller etc.All truly inspirational – simple words conveying so much truth.
Being Positive Assembly Sample Text:
Child 3: But life can feel a drag at times.
Narrator: I suppose. After all, we do all have to do things we don’t want to, that’s for sure!
Child 4: And there’s no fun in that! No reason to smile!
Child 5: (Loudly and emphatically) BUT
Narrator: Oh my! That was a very impressive ‘But’!
Child 5: (Repeating) But, it’s all about how we deal with those not so fun things.
Child 6: It’s amazing how much of a difference wearing a smile makes!
Child 7: It’s amazing how good it feels to finish something you don’t particularly enjoy!
Child 8: Especially when you know you’ve done it to the best of your ability.
Child 9: It’s amazing how good it feels to have helped someone else.
Child 10: To have made someone else smile.
Child 11: To have made someone else laugh.
Child 12: To have helped someone to do something they wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.
Child 13: Now that’s a good feeling!
Narrator: Seeing pleasure in others. Funny how giving reaps such rewards (pauses) to the giver.
Child 14: Absolutely. It’s all about looking beyond yourself.
Child 15: We can get so tied up with what we are feeling
Child 16: How things affect us
Child 17: What is in it for us – that we become actually quite miserable.
Child 18: Always wanting more. Never satisfied.
Narrator: Interesting. You see, I’ve always thought of this ‘positive’ thing as doing what works for me. Gaining as much as I can (pauses) for me.
Child 19: Well, we’re not saying you should lose sight of yourself. You are important too!
Child 20: Right! We’re not saying ‘Don’t follow your dreams’.
Child 21: We’re not saying ‘Don’t set your sights high’.
Child 22: If you’ve got a passion, follow it!
Child 23: Don’t waste any talent you’re blessed with. That would be a terrible waste.
Child 24: But don’t lose sight of what is important in life.
Child 25: And remember you are one tiny speck in one enormous universe.
Child 26: So if you slip up along the way, it’s not the end of the world.
Child 27: We’re all fallible. We are, after all, just human beings.
Child 28: But we can make life so much easier for ourselves if we can stay positive.
Child 29: And see the bigger picture.
Narrator: You know something? I think those are really wise words.
Child 1: Oh and we’re not saying ours are the only words you should listen to!
Child 2: We did a little research and found lots of really helpful things other people have said.
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