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Good to Talk  Product 21 of 34 in category PSHE  Being Positive Assembly

Assembly on Buddhism

 
 
Assembly on Buddhism
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Assembly on Buddhism

What could the teachings of thousands of years ago have to do with our modern day lives? Answer: Everything!

This assembly covers The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path with a relevance to today's problems that make this script as appropriate to the PSHE section as to this on religions.

So simple the basic message behind this assembly but so true - slow down and appreciate what you have. We live in a world obsessed with consumerism and material possessions - does this make us happier? We spend our lives dashing around - to what effect? Just some of the questions raised and hopefully answered in this script.

Unlike my other assemblies on religions where I have gone into such information as how the religion is worshipped and where - this script is more about the application of Buddhism to the young of today. Further information can of course be added e.g. 

  • Buddhism comes from the word ‘budhi’ which means to awaken.
  • All began around 2,500 years ago when the Buddha aged 35 was himself awakened or enlightened.
  • The Buddha was a man named Siddhartha Gotama – born into a royal family in India 563 BC. He turned his back on riches and took up a life helping others to find their way i.e. teaching the principles of Buddhism, til his death at 80.
  • The preaching of the Buddha is contained in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path

Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down (Narrator plus 29 speakers)

Duration - around 15 minutes

Sample Text

(Child 5 walks over to Child 1, 2, 3 and 4 – each in turn)

Child 5:           (Presenting Child 1 with mobile phone) Here! Is this what you were looking for?

Child 1:                 Oh thank goodness! You just saved my life!

Narrator:             (Laughing) Er, I think that’s a slight exaggeration!

Child 5:                 Sadly, probably not! This person’s life revolves around their mobile. Take a look!

(Child 1 stands up and walks around, alternately using phone to speak, talking at the top of his/her voice; and sending text messages – eventually bumping into Narrator and Child 5)

Child 1:                 Oops! Sorry! Didn’t see you there!

Narrator:             (Sarcastically) Well, there’s a surprise! But I suppose if it was something important you had to send

(Child 5 falls about laughing; then takes mobile off Child 1 and reads out text message)

Child 5:                 ‘Bit of a lie in this morning. Toast for breakfast. What’s up with you?’

(Child 5 gives mobile back to Child 1)

(To Narrator, sarcastically) Yeah, really important!

(Child 1 snorts and returns to seat)

(Narrator shrugs and pulls a face)

Narrator:             How strange! What an odd way to start your day!

Child 5:                 Huh! You think that’s strange?

(Child 5 walks over to Child 2)

Child 5:                 (To Child 2) So. Did you get to your appointment?

(Child 2 looks confused)

Child 2:                 Appointment? What appointment?

Child 5:                 Well, what was all that ‘Oh I’m going to be late!’ fuss about?

Child 2:                 (Remembering) Oh that! Yeah, I didn’t want to miss the first five minutes of *‘Britain’s Got Talent’!

Narrator:             (Gasping) You mean – all that drama because of missing some t.v.?

Child 5:                 Correct!

(Child 5 takes Child 2 back to seat; and gestures for Child 3 to stand up; and then changes his/her mind)

Child 5:                 (To Child 3) Actually. You know what? I can sympathise with you! You can stay seated!

Narrator:             Quite right. All that noisy music we have to put up with!

Child 5:                 But that’s just it! We shouldn’t have to put up with noisy music – not if people had a bit more consideration for others. If you like your music loud, put some head phones on! That way the rest of us can keep our peace and quiet!

Narrator:             You’re right! Technology does have its uses!

(Child 4 stands up and waves her bags around angrily)

Child 4:                 But sometimes you just have to put in the leg work!

(Pushing Narrator and Child 5 out of the way)

Narrator:             (Angrily) Excuse me! What’s your rush?

Child 4:                 (Sarcastically) Oh just the small matter of saving myself 20% down the local sales!

Child 5:                 Just a thought but – 20% off what and for what?

(Child 4 looks thoroughly confused)

Child 4:                 (Shrugging) Well, how should I know? 


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