Leavers’ Assembly Ode
Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes. Number of Speakers: *30
*This number can be reduced right down to a handful of speakers. ‘30’ was chosen to accommodate an ‘average’ class size but can easily be adapted to a much smaller number of children.
Leavers’ Assembly Ode. Sample Text:
Speaker 1: So here we are
At the end of Year Six
We’ve reached the end
No time to fix ….
Speaker 2: How many wives was it Henry VIII had?
Was it poor judgement or was he just bad?
Speaker 3: When was it those Vikings attacked our shores
Leaving all that mess on monastery floors?
Speaker 4: Was Boudicca really as brave as they say?
Or were the Romans just cowards to run away?
Speaker 5: Why did the Romans come and then go?
Was it the weather that made them feel low?
Speaker 6: Why bother, then, with all those straight roads?
Was it to impress? Or ease their car loads?
Oops! Now wait a minute … didn’t they come later?
Dates and chronology – I’m not so hot on that data!
Speaker 7: Yeah, hold on a minute,
You’re going too fast!
What about those Ancient Civilisations
From way back in the past?
Speaker 8: Huh, you trying to tell me
I need to know about mummies?
About pharaohs and weird rituals
That will upset our tummies?
Speaker 9: Oh, you mean rituals like
Taking the brains out through the nose?
But didn’t they teach you
That in Ancient Egypt .. anything goes?
Speaker 10: And what of the Greeks?
And their worship of ‘what’s his name’?
Speaker 11: That Big Daddy of the gods?
Speaker 12: Of Olympic Games fame?