School’s Out Leavers’ Assembly
School’s Out Leavers’ Assembly. Most recent ‘review’: I only have 15 yr 6s and half of them are very self-conscious. This was a very accessible play for them – nothing too daunting is asked of them. Some of them are playing the teacher parts rather than me. I have added in an awards ceremony in the middle to make it a little longer. I also substituted the final song with a version of Ed Sheeran’ s Castle on the Hill …words changed to make it about school, which I found on facebook
The cast size (30) can easily be adapted up (for a year group) or down, if necessary, to suit the class size of less than 30.
Duration: Reading time is only about 5 minutes. However, if all 12 songs are used, and say 2 minutes of each are performed, then this takes performance up to around 30 minutes. This is a rough figure depending heavily on how much of each song is used.
What does it take to put a smile on those Year 6 faces? Maybe a large dose of great music and some equally great performances …. by the staff?! The lengths teachers will go to – or are we all really just frustrated rock stars underneath?!
Easy to produce, great fun to do!
2020 ‘add on’ to Leavers Assemblies:
This can be read out by the teacher(s) or child.
Narrator: Good morning and thank you for attending our Leaver’s Assembly. The circumstances in which we gather today are of course a little different from in previous years. But we felt the celebration of our years at primary school should not be eclipsed by recent events. These years, from Reception to Year 6, are years to be treasured and we are here today to celebrate their memory with you.
Other leavers assemblies:
- World Cup 2018 Leavers Assembly
- EURO 2016 (Leavers) Assembly
- Our School’s Got Talent Leavers’ Assembly
- It’s Good To Be Me Leavers Assembly
- Leavers’ Assembly for Year 6s
- Mini World Cup Leavers Assembly
School’s Out Leavers’ Assembly Music suggestions:
- Yesterday – Beatles
- School’s Out – Alice Cooper
- Tragedy – Steps or Bee Gees
- Celebration – Kool and the Gang
- Teacher, I need you – Elton John
- Help – Beatles
- Always look on the bright side of life – Monty Python
- Summer Holiday – Cliff Richards
- Thank you for the Music – Abba
- Thank you very much – Kaiser Chiefs
- My Generation – The Who (or The Zimmers ?!!)
- Simply the Best – Tina Turner
School’s Out Leavers’ Assembly Sample Text:
Music 1 Yesterday – Beatles
(Children file into places, singing as they come in and become seated; at the end of the song, all sit disconsolately, hanging heads in misery; group of teachers stand to one side, listening to their students)
Teacher 1: What a beautiful song!
Teacher 2: But why the long faces?
Teacher 3: Why so sad?
Teacher 4: What have you got to feel sad about?
Teacher 5: This is your last day at school! Wouldn’t a better choice of music be …?
Music 2 School’s Out – Alice Cooper
(Teachers sing and perform really ‘over the top’ version of song; students look on in horror)
Child 1: And they called us ‘sad’?
Child 2: ‘Sad’ has to be the understatement of the year!
Child 3: I’d say more like – ‘tragedy’!
Teacher 6: (Beaming from ear to ear) Now you’re talking!
Music 3 Tragedy – Steps or Bee Gees
(Teachers again sing and perform totally ‘over the top’ version of the song; students increasingly alarmed)
Child 4: Stop! Stop! Have you all taken leave of your senses?
Teacher 7: Well, this is supposed to be a leavers’ assembly, isn’t it?
(All teachers fall about laughing)
Child 5: But guess what? It’s supposed to be our leavers’ assembly, not yours!
Child 6: Yeah! You’ll all still be here this time next year!
Child 7: Not like us!
Child 8: We’re the ones leaving!
Child 9: Not you!
Teacher 8: So, why aren’t you celebrating?