TWO SHORT PLAYS AND THREE POEMS FOR TWO WHOLE CLASS ASSEMBLIES: OUTER SPACE and THE ENVIRONMENT
-A short play (including a Word version of the script to change the number of speaking parts etc)
-Two original poems (PPT slides + written versions)
-PPT slides of all the planets
THE PLAY - ‘I’m the Most Important Planet’
This is a play about the planets arguing over who is the most important. It has speaking parts for a class of 30 children, but this can be altered to have less speakers. It includes several facts about each planet.
I have left it as a word document so changes can be made.
As well as the full script I have also included the individual planet script excerpts, to save everyone having to have a copy of the full script.
A POEM - ‘A Mass of Puzzling Questions’
A gentle, descriptive poem about outer space; it has two stanzas and is non-rhyming. This could be used to inspire artwork, music, poetry writing and dance work – all of which could be included in the assembly.
A POEM - ‘Fight in Space’
A short poem about spaceships having a fight in space; it has seven short stanzas and is non-rhyming. This is an action poem full of noises and could be used to inspire artwork, poetry writing, music and a dramatic interpretation - all of which could be included in the assembly.
- A short play (including a Word version of the script to change the number of speaking parts etc)
- An original poem (PPT slides and a written version)
THE PLAY - ‘I’m An Eco-Warrior, Get Me Into There!’
This is a play for a class of 30 children and is about four environmental issues: forests, rivers, ice caps and oceans. Each issue is represented in a game show by an Eco-Warrior. Each issue has a rap to perform and a group of Fact Finders. The Fact Finders each have a short paragraph of facts to say.
Every child has the chance to speak, either with scripted dialogue or through the rap. There are scripted dialogue lines for 22 children and the other children are involved in the raps. You could also add more presenters and share the dialogue out between them.
I have included the script as a word document so changes can be made to accommodate more or less speaking parts. Fact Finders can be added to by sharing the dialogue out more, or cut down by giving each Fact Finder more to say. Rappers can also be added to or cut down. One rapper from each environmental issue also has a single line of dialogue.
As well as the whole play I have included the Fact Finder scripts and raps separately for ease of chopping them up, so you don’t have to give everyone the full script.
THE POEM - ‘Once Upon a Time There Was a Planet…’
This is a 12 stanza non-rhyming poem about the affects we’re having on the environment. It’s presented as a 13 slide power point presentation, with powerful images. There is a written version included too.
The poem is ideal for individual, paired, group or whole class work and would make an excellent addition to your class assembly.
The first half illustrates how wonderful our planet is and the second half illustrates the devastating affect humans are having on the planet.