Mini World Cup Assembly (no performing rights required on short assemblies)
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Cast of 25, approximate duration: 5-10 minutes.
NB This is a very short assembly, just covering the 8 previous winners. Longer 20 minute assemblies available under 'World Cup Assembly' and 'World Cup Leavers' Assembly
‘Mini’ World Cup Assembly
Music 1 Luciano Pavarotti “Nessun Dorma” Turandot, Puccini
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our World Cup Assembly!
(All ‘teams’ stand up cheering)
(Narrator blows whistle – everyone sits down again)
Narrator: As you can see I have everything totally under control. The players are behaving themselves and
Music 2 We are the Champions – Queen (just chorus)
(Enter 8 fans, waving scarves and flags, all jostling and shoving each other, whilst singing ‘We are the Champions’)
Narrator: Those fans! Always letting the side down! (Blows whistle) Now look here! I’ll stand for no nonsense today – either on the pitch or off! You lot had better behave or you’ll be on the next plane home!
(All fans exit)
Narrator: So. Let’s meet the teams! Let’s start with the host nation – Brazil!
(There follows a sequence: first, narrator introducing the team; then the team’s fan stepping
forward and delivering information on past win(s); then team standing up and cheering; then narrator
blowing whistle for them to sit down, before introducing the next team)
Brazilian fan: Five time winners – in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002!
(Brazilian team stands up and cheers)
Narrator: And – Uruguay
Uruguay fan: Two time winners – in 1930 and 1950!
(Uruguay team stands up and cheers)
Italian fan: Four time winners – in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006!
(Italian team stands up and cheers)
German fan: Three time winners – in 1954, 1974 and 1990!
(German team stands up and cheers)
Argentina fan: Two time winners – in 1978 and 1986!
(Argentina team stands up and cheers)
French fan: Winners of the 1998 World Cup!
(French team stands up and cheers)
Narrator: Spain – the defending World Cup Champions
Spanish Fan: We hosted the World Cup in 1982 but had to wait til 2010 to win!
(Spanish team stands up and cheers)
Narrator: And last, but by no means least – England!
English fan: Winners of the 1966 World Cup! And strong favourites for 2014! (Turning to team, triumphantly) Am I right? Or am I right?
This mini assembly is part of a World Cup package available off www.plays-r-ussell.com The collection consists of the following scripts:
· Quiz: One Hundred Things You Should Know About The World Cup (and maybe some you shouldn’t!)
· World Cup: What it takes to be a Winner guided reading scripts based on P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Mental Attitude, Respect, Intelligent Choices, Dreams and Goals, and Effort and Education)
· World Cup Assembly - one referee taking on 32 entrants for this year’s championship in Brazil!
· World Cup Leavers’ Assembly - with a truly undisciplined set of teachers! (Participation of real staff encouraged!)
· World Cup Mini Assembly. 5 -10 minutes duration, just featuring 8 past winners