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If you're looking for a great Leavers' Assembly, check out my selection - there's bound to be one that is just perfect for your class!
GENERAL ELECTION ASSEMBLY! If the thought of an election threatens to immobilise you with boredom, think again! Use this event to put on what could be one of the most entertaining 'alternative' events of the year - namely an assembly on 'Who Should be Our Next Prime Minister?'! Now in the Featured Section of this website, check out this script - you'll love it! The perfect tonic for the next few weeks!
But for truly inspirational words that mean something (versus political sound bytes - sorry, am I sounding cynical?!) read these from Nelson Mandela:
"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."
Just started a new project - alternative fairy tales! I'm writing these with cast of 6 and they will shortly feature in their own section. Just received following feedback from first sale of Fairy Tales Assembly - 'Super cute'!
In addition to my collection (of over 400 scripts) I am more than happy to WRITE on REQUEST. So if you need a script urgently that is not in my collection, drop me a line and I will write it for you!
'I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful assembly! We just performed and it was a big hit with parents and staff alike!' - this comment received from lovely teacher at Kew Prep School, many thanks! (Plants Assembly, KSI).
'I downloaded from website. Love, love, love it thank you so much! I highly recommend Sue's Plays class assemblies. They are clever, witty and the children have so much fun performing them! Sue wrote a fabulous class assembly to meet my specific title and got it to me within one day. I was overwhelmed with Sue's quick response and attention to detail. Thank you, Phil
Follow up to performance: Just wanted to let you know that we performed our class assembly today and was a real hit! We rehearsed all day yesterday and this morning and the kids loved it! They were fabulous and the audience's reaction was fantastic. The children had fun, laughed and danced and were brilliant. Thank you again!Phil
For further 'testimonials' please scroll down to bottom of this page.
This Week's Special Offer: Ancient Greek Myths: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. How it works - you place an order for one, then email me to let me know which second script you want sent for FREE. (This 'facility' will be covered in my new Cut Price Bundling' Section but until its all up and running, this is a quicker way of doing it - if you want scripts now!
The Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts are available (with quizzes) either as 'collection of five' (as above) for £14.99; or available individually, along with a lesson plan, @ £3.99 each - see new section just added to website entitled Teaching Resources for Supply or PPA Cover.
Scripts for this month:
May 11 Joan of Arc
See French Assembly Vive La France
May 13 Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest Assembly
June 1st International Children's Day
See Children Around the World Assembly
Dance Around the World Assembly
June 5 World Environmental Day
See Our Planet - available both as an assembly and as a set of guided reading play scripts -these cover 5 different habitats and the impact man has on them)
June 8th General Election
General Election Assembly under the title of 'Who Should be Our Next Prime Minister?' - Featured Section
June 8 World Oceans Day
See Sea Life Quizzes and Jokes -set of five covering sharks, whales, dolphins, jelly fish and bony fish
See Jawesome Jury - this is a jury of sharks, led by the Hammerhead Shark as Judge, passing sentence against Man for his mishandling of the sea environment)
July 3 American Independence Day
See Independence scripts in US Catalog
July 6 Fiesta de San Fermin
See Spanish Assembly
July 14 Bastille Day - France
See French Assembly Vive La France!
July 18 Nelson Mandela Day (birthday)
See Nelson Mandela play. This script is available either as a single script, or as part of a collection - see Famous People of the 20th Century (including Martin Luther King, Gandhi, John Lennon and Prominent Women).
See LEAVERS' ASSEMBLIES - see section of selected scripts
FIRST, *TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS TO SAY TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS
1. If you place an order and you do not receive the script as email attachment from me WITHIN 24 HOURS, please do not hesitate to contact me - do not wait any longer. I pride myself on very quick service as I know how tight teacher schedules are time wise. My email address is email@example.com - always happy to help. You can place an order via Paypal or credit card - in the case of the latter, the instruction is 'Check out as Guest' which takes you to the next page where you can make a card payment. I am sorry this instruction is so 'obscure' - paypal have just updated and this is one of the consequences. We are trying to get it reworded but I apologise for any confusion in the meantime - case of financial/software people not begin great communicators, I guess!
2. If you experience any difficulty in ordering the script, again - contact me immediately. Technology does not always 'co-operate' and I know just how frustrating it can be if you need a script NOW! Whilst ordering directly off the website is by far the easiest and quickest option, there are other options if this proves 'overly problematic' - so please do not give up
3. Word version of script is available on purchase of Performing Rights Certificate. I do not make latter a compulsory part of purchase process but it is much appreciated when customers show their appreciation of my scripts in this way, either at time of purchase of later.
My collection of scripts is now over 400! So if you are unable to find the one you are after, please drop me a line - firstname.lastname@example.org Might be quicker than wading through the website!
I am happy to write on request - so if there are any scripts missing from my collection, please let me know. I have to date managed to write scripts well within the week - I think my record is within a day! Latest requested script, Jonah and the Whale, thank you to Sarah for this: "It looks fantastic can't wait to start work on it tomorrow. Thanks for all your hard work"
Summer Additions to website - Aesops Fables Guided Reading Scripts. I could make these availabe as separate purchases but they are currently divided into two parts (6 stories each). I enjoyed these 'adaptations' so much that I went on to write a collection of Butterfly Stories - perfect for PSHE lesson as they all contain important life lessons! These are available off Literature - Guided Reading section of website - plus Butterfly photos taken at Sensational Butterflies Exhibition, London Natural History Museum, July 2016 (89 pics - great resource for display).
Latest Addition to Website: Couple of scripts on Awe and Wonder - throw a little light into our lives, this dark time of year!
Feedback from Customers:
'I have just read over the full script and it is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for taking the stress out of my assembly.'
"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I teach 10th graders and they loved it. I had over 90 students performing these scripts and it was great!!! I truly can't say enough great things about these scripts.' (2nd World War Guided Reading Scripts)
"My class start their CHINA topic after the half term so I was looking for something fun and engaging. This is most definitely it. They'll love it! THANK YOU! Glad to see another UK seller, following you now also. You have fantastic products! x"
Thank you so much! I had a mild panic attack thinking I'd have to create a script. This site is a life saver!
Dear Sue,Thank you for the Maya assembly – it looks fantastic! Just the right balance of humour and information. It looks straight forward to present too – useful production notes.Really looking forward to (rather than dreading) my assembly now!Cheers,Kate
(re: requested Aztec script) Just ordered it thanks so much for writing it so quickly- I can rest easy over the Easter hols now and know Ive got our assembly sorted for when we return to school!
(Anglo Saxon script) To sue. Just to say thank you for your assembly script. The children really enjoyed performing it and it really added to what they were learning in class.
Your assembly went down really well and saved me a huge amount of time.
"I have purchased several of your ks2 assemblies before and have found them informative, entertaining and.hilarious!"
"Thank you for all the fun we've had and the countless hours of work you have saved me"."
It went very well, thank you! Massively popular, children, parents loved it!!! - received (10.10.14)
3.2.15 Your scripts never fail to get great feedback from parents and staff!.. the Victorian's one went down a treat! The parents were thrilled …. Feel free to add my comments on your website - I'm very thankful to whomever it was that commented on you being in the wrong job! You're certainly a lady of many talents! Look forward to using another one of your scripts next year! Puja Bhayani
14.10.14 “It’s been five years of amazing assemblies thanks to your great play scripts. We will keep coming back as we’ve always appreciated the wide variety of topics covered plus your willingness Sue to adapt or even create bespoke assemblies on new curriculum topics as required. You even supply the word version on request which is great for adapting to suit more/less cast or local specifics. I can’t thank you or recommend your service enough. Jeff and Lorna, Geneva, Switzerland”
29.1.2015 (Victorian Assembly)'On that note I want to say your scripts are brilliant! Last year (during my NQT) I did the henry viii assembly - using your script and parents, staff and other children found it hilarious - apparently it was the best assembly that class had ever performed and received constant praise from staff and children! Thanks! No doubt this one will have a similar effect!'
(12.1014):AMAZING! Exactly what I needed. Well written, funny and great suggestions for music. Im using this with a class of 31 and the suggestions for adaptations were spot on. The class love it and are super excited for our assembly on the 30th of October. Thank you
User TessaTL has written the following comment regarding "Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading, Group Readers or Readers Theater":
We used this during our Greek Mythology Summer Camp. It was exactly what we needed.
Tudor Explorers Assembly: I can't wait to do this with the kids next week! They are going to love it! Looking forward to having them perform their group of explorers for the class and learn something while they do it!!!
Re: Poles Apart script 'Thanks sue. Did your poles apart last year and the girls and parents loved it. New year, new topic! Kind regards Andy'
re: "Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading, Group Readers or Readers Theater":Thank you! My students LOVED it and are still talking about it a year later, they want to know if they can do it again!
Second World War Assembly. This from one of my Canadian customers. 'This is a unique resource. It is hard to find relevant material for Canadian kids on WWII. Thanks, we will be using these next month'.
"A Christmas Carol school play":The kids loved it!
"Christmas Jokes for free": Perfect! We read a few jokes or riddles every morning to start the day off with a smile!
Kids loved these. Thanks for great resources.Many thanks' -US teacher re: Greek Myths Guided Reading Script
'Thanks so much for such a quality script ans such amazing service' London teacher re: Best of British 2012 Olympics Assembly 2012 Olympics Assembly "The script definitely helps....you've saved hours of my life thankyou!"
Spanish Assembly -Thank you so much for your great play! It was a resounding success!!
June 25th re: Greek Assembly - Assembly was amazing!!! Loved by parents, staff and kids. I think you'll be seeing a few purchases from people at our school as I've been telling everyone about you. Once again, fantastic - keep writing
Comment from American customer for Greek Assembly: 'Best buy of the year!'
Schools Out Leavers Assembly:Thank you so much for the prompt sending of the script, it really is super and entertaining! Teacher's are just like that aren't they! It's so helpful having a site like yours to refer to, saves so much time,Thanks again,Alison Hope
Re: "Our Planet Guided Reading Play Scripts": Presented these plays for parents at the end of the year!! It was AWESOME!! They loved them!!
Re: "Ancient China Class Play/Assembly": This looks great! I can't wait to try it with my grade 3s after we've learned about ancient China!
Ancient Greek Assembly "I am just writing to you to thank you for a fabulous script. Today was the day of our performance to the parents and other children of the school. It was a huge success! All attending (hall was jam packed) enjoyed the show as it was funny, witty and informative. In particular the choice of music added to the enjoyment". Thanks Gitta - Much appreciated.
Victoria. p.s I have been meaning to email feedback from last year when I bought 'The Greeks'. The children loved it and found it very funny! They especially liked Homer eating the doughnut. I got one of children to eat a real one and the jam squirted out all over his shirt with brilliant comedy timing! I think the play will be something that my pupils and I will always fondly remember!"
Victorian Assembly "I know this production will go well as my class are loving their Victorians topic work and this assembly enhances and reinforces all that they are currently learning. Using your scripts saves me so much time and is a god-send when we also have to organise all that goes on towards Christmas in school! (I’m sure you are very aware!) Thanks again Sue for all of your help. Your personal emails are lovely and so unique in today's internet sales market! Thanks again and no doubt I will be back for my third script soon!! Janie." French Vive La France Assembly "We are doing a unit on France and my children are loving the play script!!! The music/information/etc is just so interesting/apt for the scenes. It's cleverly written - so much information in a nutshell. It certainly makes our lives much easier. I really wish you taught at my school. Komala." Roman/Celt Assembly "Thanks very much for the copy of your Roman play. I’m new to the juniors although I have been teaching a long time so this has been a life saver. Just sending you a message to say that my class performed your Roman and Celtic assembly today and it was a triumph, so a huge thanks once again. Melanie." like these keep me writing!
Finally, I would like to repeat. If you have not received the script(s) you have ordered within 24 hours of placing the order, PLEASE be sure to contact me IMMEDIATELY. On receipt of order, scripts are sent out straight away as email attachments and there should be NO DELAY. Don’t hesitate to contact me – always happy to help.