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A collection of assembly and Christmas scripts that I've written over the years! I'm very much an advocate of trying before you buy so all scripts are available as samples for free. Also, check out the children's book that I've written about a chicken who dreams of playing football! https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/young-children/fowl/

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A collection of assembly and Christmas scripts that I've written over the years! I'm very much an advocate of trying before you buy so all scripts are available as samples for free. Also, check out the children's book that I've written about a chicken who dreams of playing football! https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/young-children/fowl/
Ancient Egyptian Assembly Script
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Ancient Egyptian Assembly Script

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A script for an Assembly about the ancient Egyptians. The script covers the topics hieroglyphs, pyramids, the making of mummies and the River Nile amongst others. The scrip is aimed at a class of 25 or more students with a number of named characters. Very few props are required and there is the ability to insert a quiz at the end of the assembly.
Save the Talent Show - A pantomime for staff to perform to students
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Save the Talent Show - A pantomime for staff to perform to students

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Mrs Meanie is the evil head teacher who thinks that fun isn’t part of a school life. Will she manage to ruin the school talent show or will our heros Jack and Jill save the day? This was performed by the governors and staff of the school who wished to do something different for the children. As with traditional panto Dolly Dollop is the Dame played by a man and when it was performed the governor had made sprout earrings and really dressed up for the occasion! He hid and wasn’t seen by the children or other staff members until his appearance on stage. Due to lack of rehearsal time (we had a read through for an hour the morning of the performance!) the cast went on with scripts in hand. We felt that this didn’t impact the performance at all, if anything, added to the silliness of it! There are parts of the script which will allow you to use references to local places to add that personal comedic touch! I hope that it gives your students as much enjoyment as ours received from seeing the staff in a different light! There is no scenery, backgrounds or props required (except a clipboard) There are excerpts of some music that you will require (Macarena, YMCA and the Flower Duet) 6 x Speaking roles and as many non-speaking extras as want to take part!
Roman Assembly Script
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Roman Assembly Script

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A Roman assembly script covering Julius Caesar, the invasion of Britain, gladiators, Roman numerals and Pompeii. Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Child 1 & 2 (comedy duo of sorts!) Pliny the Younger Julius Caesar Props: A box or large piece of card on which has an arrow that can be pointed at either Latin or English. Cards with Emperor, Senate, Consul, Plebeians, Salves written upon them. Music: Suggested: • The Roman Numeral Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1UmAgekzbs • Just like a Roman - SingUp or Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYdoqFmJf6o Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
Electricity Assemble Script
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Electricity Assemble Script

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Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: 3 x news readers 4 x On the scene reporters Benjamin Franklin Thomas Edison 2 x archaeologists 6 x electrical safety team Sound Effects: News introduction music Big Ben “bong” Lightning strike Music: Suggested: Electricity from the musical Billy Elliott (available through YouTube) Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music or songs. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class. It would also require students to write some arguments about non renewable vs renewable energy sources as well as writing some information about circuits and why they won’t work.
Paul Pan - The boy who couldn't fly. A pantomime for staff to perform to students.
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Paul Pan - The boy who couldn't fly. A pantomime for staff to perform to students.

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Paul Pan is Peter Pans brother. Whilst Peter is away the Evil Captain Spoon captures Wendy! Can Paul, along with his friend Dame Nanna, rescue Wendy and defeat Captain Spoon and his henchmen Smee and Hee? This is a pantomime written with the idea in mind that the staff perform it for the students. This could be at an end of year show or at Christmas when pantomimes are traditionally performed. The script is for 6 persons. No backdrops, scenery or sound effects are required. Props are kept to a minimal (a sword and a fake rolling pin!) And, apart from the Dame’s costume, dressing the characters should be easy! The Dame is traditionally played by a man and requires an over the top dress, make up and a larger than life character. I hope you enjoy the script!
Christmas Collection
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Christmas Collection

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Save 25% A comedic collection of six short scripts all based around a Christmas theme. Will Drac enjoy his first Christmas party? Will Caroline Scrooge learn to love Christmas? Will Mrs Potts survive the Reception class nativity play? Find out all the answers and more here!
The Sound of Mathematics - An original 10 minute play based on the Sound of Music
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The Sound of Mathematics - An original 10 minute play based on the Sound of Music

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Marina is a trainee teacher posted to the Von Trapp Academy. Will her unusual teaching methods flourish where others have failed? Based upon The Sound of Music this is a comedy for year 5-6 students. Staging is and props are kept to a minimum. The play does require the students to sing acapella to the simple tune of Knees Up Mother Brown. Run time is about 10 minutes and is for 10 students. Parts are of varying size allowing those less comfortable to still be involved.
Healthy Foods Assembly Script
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Healthy Foods Assembly Script

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This has been written for a year 3 assembly but can easily be adapted for other age groups. The assembly follows the adventures of Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and their dog Sherlock Bones. Big and Little just want to eat junk food all day so Sherlock tells them all about how to have a healthy diet. Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Narrator Big Skeleton Little Skeleton Sherlock Bones The Carbohydrates Group The Fats and Sugars Group The Proteins Group The Dairy Group The Fruit and Vegetable Group Props: A bag of crisps A “script” for the narrator See through sandwich bags containing weights of sugars (x4) A 45g bar of Dairy Milk A bottle of banana milkshake A box of Coco pops A diary A radio (doesn’t have to work) Music: Suggested: Food groups are Rockin’ Tonight (available through YouTube) Funny Bones cartoon theme and end credits. Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
Rivers Assembly Script
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Rivers Assembly Script

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Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. **Main characters: ** Dragon 1 Dragon 2 Dragon 3 Voice Over Person Pitcher 1 Pitcher 2 Props: Red and brown sauce bottles 2 images showing a badly designed flood defence and a well-designed one. Feel free to use the images I created to be used in our assembly at the end of the scrip Music: Suggested: Sound of Music Clip Dragons Den opening credit music Duration: The script should last about 20 to 25 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
Christmas News - A sample of a 10 minute script.
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Christmas News - A sample of a 10 minute script.

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SAMPLE Christmas News is a short 10 minute Christmas script for 8 characters. Brad and Samantha are news reporters interviewing a number of different characters. We have Kirsty, a reporter suffering from satellite time delay, Mary and Joseph, the bull who was in the stable, and two children who believe that there is a Christmas conspiracy! The characters can be renamed to suit a differing amount of male/female actors. Very few props required and only one sound effect (which isn’t necessary) The full script is available to buy.
Merry Halloween - A 10 minute Halloween inspired Christmas play
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Merry Halloween - A 10 minute Halloween inspired Christmas play

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An original comedic play which is a mash up of Halloween and Christmas. Dracula has over slept and missed his annual Halloween Party. With the help of his servant Igor and friends, Wolfie, Wanda and Pharaoh will Drac enjoy his first ever taste of Christmas? A play with a cast of 8 actors who can be male or female. The play includes 3 zombies which have no real lines but “sing and dance” briefly. Props are minimal and can be easily created by gluing a picture on to cardboard and cutting it out. There are 3 separate scenes although no scenery is required. One sound effect of a doorbell. The play lasts about 10 minutes and would work well for an end of term performance as part of your Christmas celebrations.
Misdemeanours in the classroom - A 10 minute pantomime for staff to perform to students
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Misdemeanours in the classroom - A 10 minute pantomime for staff to perform to students

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Miss De Meaner (or Mr Meaner if being played by a man!) is the new head teacher at the school. To staff and students she is the perfect head teacher but really she has a master plan to rule the world! Can our brave students Jack and Jill supported by the staff (Miss Place, Miss Take and Dolly Dollop the lunch lady), defeat the evil and save the school? This is an original pantomime script for staff to perform to students. It was written after the school governors decided they wanted to do something special for the students at Christmas although it can be performed at any time. There are six main parts and 3 smaller parts who only have a couple of lines to say. Back drops and scenery are not required and props are kept to a minimum (a small loaf, a white sheet and 3 cloaks.) There are two optional sound effects but these really aren’t required for the plot. When our staff performed the pantomime our rehearsal time was an hours read through in the morning. We took the scripts on stage with us and in all honesty the children didn’t mind one bit! They just loved seeing the staff do something special for them. I hope you enjoy the script as much as our children did!
Space Assembly Script
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Space Assembly Script

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Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Tom Planet group x 8 Annie Star group x 3 Father Navigation group x 3 Captain Astrophotography group x 4 First Officer Moon group x 4 Child 1, 2 ,3 Bridge Control Officer Writesong Suggested Music: Dream – Everly brothers mixed in to Space Oddity – David Bowie Planet Rap Ask the children to write their own lyrics and perform it over a backing track (E.G. Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys Sound Effects: Star Trek Teleporter Clanger Whistle Dot Matrix printer Red alert klaxon Darlek Exterminate Duration: The script should last about 20 to 25 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class. We covered Apollo 13 so there are references to that. We found it difficult to find a song for the children so we asked on student if he’d like to write a rap which turned out to be amazing!
To Frozen - A pantomime for staff to perform to students
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To Frozen - A pantomime for staff to perform to students

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CAST: Anna Elsa Sven Olaf Props: There are no props required Sets and back drops: There are no sets or back drops required Sound effects: There are no sound effects required Plot: Queen Elsa has a dark secret she’s been hiding for years… she doesn’t like Christmas! How can she break this to Princess Anna, who adores Christmas, without upsetting her? Meanwhile, Sven and Olaf have a joke telling contest to find out who’s the funniest in the kingdom. This is a short four-person script intended for the staff to perform to the students and allow the children to see the adults in a different light. I’ve found in the past that there is no need to have huge amounts of rehearsals. We’ve gone on after just having an hours read through and then we read from a script whilst on stage. The very fact that you are putting yourselves out there and performing to the children means that they will over look any “rough around the edges” parts! I’ve left it open in regards to the jokes that you want to tell as you know what would make your students laugh! With the joke telling contest, the children will decide who the winner is by cheering for their preferred choice. Anna will then decide who got the loudest cheer. The script will then need to be adapted for the winner to accept the win and then acknowledge the other competitor.
Christmas News - A socially distanced 10 minute Christmas script
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Christmas News - A socially distanced 10 minute Christmas script

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This play can be performed with social distancing in mind. Christmas News is a short 10 minute Christmas script for 8 characters. Brad and Samantha are news reporters interviewing a number of different characters. We have Kirsty, a reporter suffering from satellite time delay, Mary and Joseph, the bull who was in the stable, and two children who believe that there is a Christmas conspiracy! The characters can be renamed to suit a differing amount of male/female actors. Very few props required and only one sound effect (which isn’t necessary)
Ancient Egypt Assembly script _ SAMPLE
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Ancient Egypt Assembly script _ SAMPLE

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SAMPLE A script for an Assembly about the ancient Egyptians. The script covers the topics hieroglyphs, pyramids, the making of mummies and the River Nile amongst others. The scrip is aimed at a class of 25 or more students with a number of named characters. Very few props are required and there is the ability to insert a quiz at the end of the assembly.
Carrie Trotter and the Christmas Scone. A 10 minute Christmas play.
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Carrie Trotter and the Christmas Scone. A 10 minute Christmas play.

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Carrie Trotter and her friend Harmony Danger are students at Piggy Pimples School of Magic. It is Christmas eve and Professor Bumbledor has some awful news, the evil Goldigore is planning to ruin Christmas by stealing the special power source for Father Christmas’s sleigh… The Christmas Scone. Can Carrie defeat Goldigore in time or will Christmas cease to exist as we know it? A 10 minute Christmas play written for seven characters. No scenery or backdrops are required. Sound effects are minimal and not necessary if you are unable to supply them. Props can be easily created or sourced.
A Christmas Caroline - A 10 minute modern take on the Christmas classic
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A Christmas Caroline - A 10 minute modern take on the Christmas classic

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An original comedic play which is a modern take on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Caroline Scrooge is a grumpy teacher who hates Christmas. After a visit from her old teaching assistant (whom she over worked) She is visited by a fairy (Fairy Nuff) who takes Caroline to see Father Christmas to teach her the true meaning of Christmas. A play with a cast of 10 actors who can be male or female. Props are minimal and can be easily created. There are 3 separate scenes although no scenery is required. The play lasts about 10 minutes and is suitable for ages 11-14. The play would work well for an end of term performance as part of your Christmas celebrations.
Twelve Days of Christmas - sample 10 min drama script
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Twelve Days of Christmas - sample 10 min drama script

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SAMPLE Cast: Twelve female roles although this could be performed by a smaller group with parts being doubled up. Scenes: All the action takes place on what is essentially a school stage. No back drops or scenery is required. Props: No props are required Sound effects: A gentle flatulence noise (short and discreet) A door bell followed by a cow mooing and sloppy cow pat splat. This Christmas I’ve had an all female group of twelve students to write a script for. I wanted to make sure that they all got equal stage time but also I wanted to keep the piece to a short and reasonable length. I feel that it could be performed as a series of monologues by as few as two or as many as twelve performers. The idea is that the girls are all playing the same person, Mary Christmas, who has received extravagant, inappropriate and truly bizarre gifts from her true love this Christmas and she is, in one way or another, not impressed by what she has received.