Money and Me Assembly. Hand on heart, I had thought an assembly on money would be a bit dry. But when the songs started coming, my main challenge was to keep the playlist in check – take a look!
Cast of 30 – easily adaptable up or down. Duration – around 20 minutes including music suggestions and performance.
- Living in a Material World – George Harrison
- Money Money Money – Abba
- Material Girl – Madonna
- Money – Pink Floyd
- Fashion – David Bowie
- Money Makes the World Go Round – Liza Minelli (Cabaret)
- Jesse J – Price Tag ft B.O.B
- Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
With this kind of music and the opportunities each song presents for performance, how could you go wrong?!
The script does cover serious subjects – such as our obsession with shopping (!) and touches on the growing width of our rich/poor divide. But the main focus is on achieving a balanced world where we all recognise what we need as opposed to just what we want. Yes, we should be aware of the importance of money (quick nod to bank manager in the cast). But do we really want a world driven by consumerism and material temptations all too readily supplied by advertising? I think we will all agree the answer is no – though our cast did take a bit of persuading at the beginning! Enjoy!
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on
Music 2 Money Money Money – Abba
(Whole cast stands to sing – just the chorus)
(‘Rich lady’ in furs and jewels parades up and down)
Narrator: (Holding up hand) I see! So, is that what you all think?
Speaker 1: Think? What do you mean?
Narrator: Well, do you all believe, and I quote “It’s a rich man’s world”?
Speaker 2: (Sighing) If I had a little money …
Speaker 3: (Sighing) All the things I could do …
Narrator: Oh really? And what would you do?
Speaker 4: What would I not do?
Speaker 5: I’d ride a fancy car!
Speaker 6: I’d live in a huge mansion in Beverley Hills!
Speaker 7: I’d have my own swimming pool!
Speaker 8: I’d have servants to wait on me!
Speaker 9: I’d go watch Man United every week!
Speaker 10: I’d go shopping along Oxford Street every week!
Speaker 11: I’d go on holiday to far off exotic places!
Speaker 12: I’d
Narrator: (Interrupting) Enough! Enough! (Sighing) Why did I ever ask?
Speaker 12: But you didn’t give me a chance to say what I would do!
Narrator: Oh, let me guess. Cover yourself in jewels, gold and silver?
Speaker 12: Ugh! Gross! Why would I want to do that?
Narrator: Well I can think of some who might!
Music 3 Material Girl – Madonna (first verse and chorus)
(Madonna character performing surrounded by suitors)
Narrator: (Smugly) There you go!
Speaker 12: (Indignantly) What do you mean, there you go? We’re not all driven by materialism!