Queen's Diamond Jubilee Assembly for Key Stage I
This is a simplified version of the Key Stage II Queen's Diamond Jubilee Assembly.
Narrator: Ah, but there are certain perks to the job, are there not?
Child 8: Like – the Queen has not one but two birthdays a year!
Whole Cast: (Together, in astonishment) What?
Child 9: One in April and one in June!
Narrator: Alright for some!
Child 10: And then there’s all the free nights out – at shows and theatres
Queen: (Coughing) Well, it’s not all fun and games, I assure you. I bet you couldn’t sit still long enough for one royal portrait – let alone the one hundred and thirty nine I’ve had to sit through!
Narrator: But you do get to meet all the rich and famous!
Child 11: Like all those prime ministers from the great Sir Winston Churchill to our David Cameron
Child 12: And to have met the first man on the moon – Neil Armstrong!
Child 13: And the Queen’s ‘houses’ are really quite ‘comfortable’!
Music 3 They’re Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace
Child 14: Let’s start with Buckingham Palace! It has
(holds up card with number written on)
seven hundred and seventy five rooms!
Queen: Hmm. More of a work place than a home. Home for me is Windsor Castle.
Child 15: There’s also Balmoral Castle in Scotland
Queen: Yes, we spend a lot of summer holidays there
Child 16: And Sandringham House in Norfolk
Queen: Where we spend our Christmases. Yes, we – that is, my family and I – do like to have some time to ourselves occasionally. It’s hard work being in the public eye all the time.
Narrator: So, how do you relax? What are your favourite hobbies?
Queen: Well, I love walking
Child 17: With Emma, Linnet, Monty, Holly and Willow?
Music 4 Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men
Queen: Ah! My dearest corgis!
Child 18: And not forgetting Cider, Berry, Candy and Vulcan
Queen: Ah! Those adorable dorgis!
Child 19: Dorgis?
Queen: That’s right. A cross between a dachshund and a corgi.
Child 20: And your horses?
Queen: Ah yes! Lots of them! But few as cute as that first Shetland pony, Peggy, I was given for my fourth birthday!
Narrator: So, not a bad life I think, your Majesty?
Queen: Absolutely no complaints!