Winter Olympics play script for guided reading

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Winter Olympics Guided Reading Script (One of a set of *5)

Winter Olympics Guided Reading Script. I hope everyone enjoys this script – the other four (with a subset of 5, making 9 mini plays altogether!) are now ready, off the Olympics section of the website.

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Winter Olympics Guided Reading Script (One of a set of *5)

Winter Olympics Guided Reading Script. I hope everyone enjoys this script – the other four (with a subset of 5, making 9 mini plays altogether!) are now ready, off the Olympics section of the website.

•1.  21st Winter Olympics, Canada, 2010. This is the first of a set of guided reading scripts written on the Winter Olympics:

2. A History of the Winter Olympics 1924 – 2010
3. Memorable Moments from Past Olympics
4. Winners and Record Breakers
5. What it takes to be a Winner – this is a further set of 5 mini plays on P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Mental Attitude, Respect, Intelligent Decisions, Dreams and Goals, and Effort and Education) – so there are actually 9 mini plays altogether.
These are a supplementary resource to a  Winter Olympics Assembly – Tracing the Games’ History from 1924 to the Present Day – available in the Olympics section of my website.

Also available: History of the Olympics School Assembly

There is a cast of 6:

  • Narrator
  • Speed Skater
  • Figure Skater
  • Skier
  • Bobsledder
  • Curler

and these speakers are happily vocal in describing the skills required of their particular sport – if a little competitive, at times! But the underlying message remains true – that, in the words of Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympics’ founder, ” The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.”

I hope everyone enjoys this script – the other four (with a subset of 5, making 9 mini plays altogether!) are now ready, off the Olympics section of the website.

Winter Olympics Guided Reading Sample Text:

Figure Skater:    That is the spirit of the Olympic Games, along with its motto Citius, Altius, Fortius!

Skier:                     Faster, Higher, Braver!

Bobsledder:       I’ not sure about ‘Higher’, but I certainly strive to be faster and braver every time I go out!

Curler:                  (Thoughtfully) Hmmm. I’ not sure about Faster, Higher or Braver in my case! I’ not exactly putting my life on the line every time I go out!

Narrator:             But it still requires huge courage to actually go out there and compete! I get butterflies in my tummy just thinking about it. I totally admire you guys for going out there every time and giving it your all. That’ asking a huge amount of anyone.

Speed Skater:    You’ right. It does take a lot of courage to compete – whether you’ hurtling along on skates like me

Skier:                     Or on skis like me!

Bobsledder:       Or steel runners like me!

Figure Skater:    And dancing on ice can be anything but safe!

Skier:                     (Sarcastically) Right! Really scary compared with my sport!

Bobsledder:       Or mine!

Speed Skater:    Or mine!

Narrator:             Hold on! This isn’ the kind of competition we were talking about!

Figure Skater:    And you’ wrong if you think performing jumps, spins, death spirals and being thrown across the ice is safe! I wonder how many of you could successfully land a triple or quadruple jump on ice! To say nothing of the cannonball, death drop and broken leg sit spins!

Narrator:             I really wouldn’ want to try any of those!

Curler:                  I’ so glad we’ not required to perform any of those moves when we go out on ice!

Narrator:             Yours is a very different kind of pressure..

Skier:                     (Snorting) What? Playing chess on ice? Right!

Curler:                  But you’ be surprised how stressful it is – getting that granite stone onto its target!

Speed Skater:    But where’ the buzz?

Bobsledder:       Where’ the adrenalin rush?

Skier:                     (Sarcastically) I can’ remember counting too many of you curlers being carried off on stretchers in the past!

Curler:                  OK. So we may not have to be prime athletes ..

Skier:                     (Sarcastically) Is that right?

Curler:                  But there are a lot of people who enjoy watching our sport

Narrator:             So that’ more than enough reason to do it! Don’ go feeling outdone by this lot. They might have to be

Skier:                     Fitter!

Speed Skater:    Stronger!

Bobsledder:       Braver!

Figure Skater:    All of these things! But that doesn’ make us better sportsmen! We all bring something special to the table – figuratively speaking, that is!

Bobsledder:       Oh you and your figure! It wouldn’ help you much if you ever found yourself in a bobsled, thundering along an ice tunnel at 90 mph!

Figure Skater:    That would be my worst nightmare! Maybe one of the reasons I trained to be a figure skater, not a bobsledder! Why anyone would ever want to hurtle along on their back, with absolutely no brakes is beyond me!

Bobsledder:       I guess if you put it like that, it does seem a bit crazy!

Curler:                  Just a bit?

Skier:                     But then I guess leaping off tremendous heights, with just a pair of sticks attached to your feet, probably seems just a little insane, too!

Speed Skater:    You’ right, there! I might enjoy speed but I certainly have no head for heights!

Skier:                     And yet you can end up in the scariest pile ups when you’ racing! I wouldn’ want to be in the thick of one of those!

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