Celebrating primary school leavers

Nicola Davison
03rd July 2017
Primary, school, leaver, assembly, play, script, Year 6, KS2, transition

Ensure your primary leavers go out with a bang using these celebratory assembly and song ideas

Make your Year 6 pupils’ last few weeks at school fun and memorable by getting them involved in a whole-class performance, which celebrates successes and positive memories and gives them a much-needed final boost of confidence as they move on to secondary school.

Fun scripts

Show off the special talents of all of your pupils with these TV-themed scripts. They not only provide a multitude of opportunities for groups of students, such as sports teams and choirs, to perform together, but also opportunities for recalling and sharing memories.

  • Big Brother’s School Days script
    In this humorous assembly, pupils must battle to save themselves from eviction and earn their places at secondary school by performing a variety of tasks.
  • Britain’s Got Talent-focused script
    Make clever links to other programmes and adverts in this multi-layered script, which follows Betty and Bob as they embark on a Saturday night in front of the television.
  • I’m A Year 6, Get Me Out Of Here! assembly
    Ideal for a two-form entry school, this script sees both classes fight for their chance to get out of their primary school jungle in order to move on to secondary school.

Thoughtful scripts

For something a bit more reflective, these unique script ideas offer pupils and teachers the chance to present their memories and look to the future, with plenty of songs thrown in for good measure.

  • Interviewing the Prime Minister
    In this gentle assembly, the youngest ever Prime Minister (played by one of your pupils) comes back to school to speak about the qualities he learned there that made him so successful.
  • Goodbye and good luck musical play*
    Complete with backing tracks and an accompanying workbook, this simple musical allows learners to think positively about their last few weeks at primary school.
  • School’s Out! leavers assembly*
    Put a smile on the faces of Year 6 pupils with this script, which includes opportunities for teachers to find their inner rock stars too!

Song ideas

If you already have a script in mind, but are looking to supplement it with some relevant songs, then look no further than these top tunes:

  • Moving On leavers song
    The lyrics to this original song were based around the thoughts of two children about to leave and can be sung in unison or in two parts.
  • Here We Go song
    For an instantly recognisable tune, try these alternative lyrics to Let It Go from Frozen, accompanied by this backing track.
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ lyrics
    Guaranteed to move your audience to tears, these easily-adaptable lyrics are ideal as the finale to any leavers performance.

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This post was originally published on 22 June 2016, and was refreshed on 3 July 2017.

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