How do I put on a great assembly?

Do not:

  • Ask the most eccentric students in the school to come on stage and do anything they want to.
  • Hide in your classroom and don’t come out.
  • Invite pupils to perform ‘funny’ impressions of teachers.
  • Attempt twenty minute game of ‘sleeping lions’
  • Conduct the assembly in made up language.
  • Invite a friendly chainsaw juggler to demonstrate his/her skills.
  • Invite members of staff to participate in an impromptu ‘Cirque du Soleil’ performance.
  • Put on a homemade indoor firework display – an extremely bad idea!
  • Have a 200-a-side game of football.
  • Totally deny it’s your assembly- you swapped with what’s-her-name, right?

So, how can you put on a great assembly?

To shine with a super assembly that will differentiate you from the crowd, you may need to put an effort into delivering an assembly at the level of a proper theatrical production (thankfully shorter though). And for that, you will need a great script.

For most teachers, writing their own assembly script is not an option.  Whether you’re looking for just funny or funny and educational scripts, you could consider using scripts on this site.  Getting a script is just a start – but an important one! 


Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA

Thanksgiving in the USA is one of the most important holidays of the year.  It’s a time for family and friends to gather and eat turkey and pumpkin pie.  However, not all the turkeys get served up on the dinner table.  Every year the President grants one lucky bird a “pardon”.  Another contemporary feature of Thanksgiving is American football.

Of course, the original Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims, in 1621 with King Massasoit and ninety of his tribe featured games as well: displays of archery and musketry, dancing and more besides.  The Pilgrims were celebrating the bounty of their first harvest in the New World, which owed so much to the goodwill of their new neighbors.

So, on the 4th Thursday in November you might want to prepare some pumpkin pie and check out a very funny play script First Thanksgiving for kids to enjoy and learn more about the journey of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.

It’s difficult enough deciding what to take for a two week holiday by the seaside, but what would you take on a voyage to establish a colony in the New World? The answer is as much as you can cram into a 35 meter long boat with 102 other Pilgrims plus 40 crew members. 

In the New World things were desperate, starvation loomed, until some friendly local tribe showed the Pilgrims what crops to plant. Huzzah!  It’s time for a celebration of Thanksgiving and don’t forget to invite King Massasoit and his tribe!

First Thanksgiving Play Script by Robert Reed