Awe and Wonder Class Play
This KS II class play or assembly is on awe and wonder – and there’s plenty of that about in the awesome world of nature!
Scoring a ‘WOW!’ proves a bit of a challenge for this particular set of children – it seems to take a lot to impress the ‘awe-full-not’ teacher who is supposedly in charge!
Cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down)
Duration - around 15 minutes not including music suggestions
This script is the first in a series of Awe and Wonder class plays – the second one being on Man Made Wonders – loosely based on the Seven Wonders of the World but probably with a lot more thrown in! There will be ‘parallel’ simpler scripts for the younger children of Key Stage I (5-7yrs) on this theme.
Narrator: So. Let us make sure this assembly is (pauses) awesome! What have you got for me?
Child 12: Well, we thought we’d start with all the most awesome places in the world.
Child 13: Aside from our school, of course!
Narrator: (Smiling) Of course!
Child 14: So, what about
(Each child in turn holds up a picture of the place they are describing)
Child 14: This great lump of rock!
Narrator: Great lump of rock? What’s so awesome about that?
Child 14: (Indignantly, to Child 10) What were you saying about adults? This lump of rock just happens to be Uluru – otherwise known as Ayer’s Rock, in Australia.
Narrator: Well, it does have a pretty amazing colour.
Child 14: Red sandstone! Formed six hundred million years ago!
(Whole cast cheers)
Child 10: Wow! We got a wow!
Narrator: Well, I’m not that hard to impress!
Child 14: Difficult not to be impressed by the world’s biggest monolith – that’s a single rock, by the way!
Narrator: Yes, yes. I knew that!
Child 14: And that it’s some nine kilometres in circumference?
Narrator: Hmm. Of course! I am a teacher, you know!
Child 15: Well. What about this. The Grand Canyon!
Narrator: More rocks?
Child 15: (Indignantly) Yes but these rocks form one of the deepest gorges on Earth!