British Values Assembly or Class Play
Cast of 30
Duration: 10 - 15 minutes (not including suggested music selections)
Democracy. Justice. Respect and Toleration. ... with a little bit of Spice Girls and the Beatles thrown in for good measure. What chance does the Establishment have? Let's just say - it's always useful to have a policeman around!
At first sight, this may seem a rather 'glib' treatment of what is, of course, a very serious subject. But the message throughout, I hope, is clear - that our nation is one we can feel proud of because of our basic values - to honour and respect mankind, community and individuals alike; and hopefully this example of fairness, equality and justice will be seen as a shining beacon of hope to our children in these troubled times.
M.P. Girl power? Oh I don’t think so! As a member of parliament …
Gentleman: (Interrupting, and looking at Spice Girls) Ah! More riff raff!
(Spice Girls form a circle around him, shaking their fists)
Narrator: (Looking around) Oh dear! More trouble! Where’s that policeman?
Policeman: (To Gentleman) You in trouble, again, Sir?
Gentleman: Well, all I said was …
Scary Spice: We heard what you said!
M.P. Now, now, young ladies! Why don’t you just take yourselves home?
Baby Spice: What? To do the washing up?
Posh Spice: I don’t think so!
Ginger Spice: Times have changed!
Scary Spice: (Glaring at Gentleman and M.P.) Ever heard of equality?
Sporty Spice: Girls and boys – we have equal rights now!
Gentleman: (Muttering) More’s the pity!
Scary Spice: Pardon?
Gentleman: I said, what a delightful group of girls you are!
(Spice Girls pat Gentleman on the shoulder and Gentleman is ‘won over’)
(Exit Spice Girls and Gentleman)
Policeman: Well, I’m glad that ended peacefully!
M.P. Me too! Things have never been the same since we had that woman prime minister!
(Exit Policeman and M.P.)
Narrator: Phew! It’s all happening this morning!
Whole section entitled ‘All things British’ on www.plays-r-ussell.com
This assembly worked really well, opening with a slide asking if students believed in Karma. It then goes on through various consequences of actions and how scientifically the teen brain is not always capable of thinking about long term consequences, but that students still have to take responsibility for their action.
It lasted 15 minutes and was received well.
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This assembly has a focus on the RAOK challenge - random acts of kindness and is planned to be around 15 minutes long.
I played the video at the start to keep the students engaged as they entered and it worked really well.
Half way through there is another video where people are asked if one person can change the world. My head boy and girl then took over reading a script provided, telling the story of a "RAOK" movement called the karma army (this could quite easily be done by yourself). The assembly concludes with ways in which the students can carry out random acts of kindness and also looking at school charities.
Hope this is useful and saves you some time.