April 2012 is the centenary of the Titanic's first and last voyage.
The original script that I wrote, entitled Titanic assembly or class play, examined what happened on the Titanic's maiden cruise and looked at why it was such a shocking tragedy. Suitable for upper Key Stage II children (plus) this assembly combines delivery of information and drama.
The Titanic plus Costa Concordia is an extended version adding a brief section about the Costa Concordia to the end of the original script, referring to the events of Friday January 13th 2012.
I have also produced a FREE comparative study of these two events (Free Scripts section).
Child 1: Sadly, the possibility of tragedies at sea can never be completely eliminated.
Child 2: The events of January 13 2012 bore witness to this fact.
Child 3: On Friday the thirteenth of January 2012 the cruise ship Costa Concordia set off from the Roman port of Civitavecchia.
Child 4: The seven day cruise was scheduled to visit Savonna, Marseilles, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo.
Child 5: Just hours after setting off, disaster struck.
Child 6: At around 9.40pm there was a huge boom and crash
Child 7: Followed by loss of electricity
Child 8: And water pouring into the ship through a gash in her side, caused when she collided with rocks off the island of Giglio.
Child 9: The order to abandon ship was not given until forty five minutes later.
Child 10: As the ship listed sideways, a number of lifeboats could not be launched
Child 1: And confusion added to the chaos as nobody knew where to go as there had not been time for an emergency drill before disaster struck.
Child 2: Of the three thousand two hundred passengers and one thousand crew members, around thirty are thought to have perished.
Child 3: Many questions were asked around the circumstances of the disaster.
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