Healthy Living Assembly
This script was written as a complementary script to two others already written – ‘Skeleton & Muscles Class Play’ and ‘Teeth and Eating Class Play’. Whereas these two scripts were written for lower grades, this one is for higher grades.
Subjects covered: recap on all major organs, importance of good diet and regular exercise plus reference to what is not good for you.
*Mental health is mentioned at the end of this script as it is stressed throughout that it's not just about 'looking good' - feeling good is equally important.
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Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
Duration: 10 minutes without any music; but lots of opportunity for expansion should a longer performance be required. This is explained in the Production Notes (namely, adding detail on 'organ functions' and different types of food); and the two scripts mentioned above could, with their purchase, also be used as 'add-ons'/supplementary material.
Narrator: Ah yes! What makes a healthy body? Now, there’s a question!
Child 1: Good diet!
Child 2: Plenty of exercise!
Narrator: Sounds simple enough! (Bracing muscles) No wonder I feel so good!
(Enter Model, Athlete, Weight Trainer, Dancer and Walker – all ‘doing their thing’)
Narrator: Just look at those bodies – all so toned!
(Exit Model, Athlete, Weight Trainer, Dancer and Walker)
(Narrator looks startled)
Narrator: Oh wait a minute! I thought we were going to hear a bit more about that all-important exercise?
Doctor: We will! All in good time! But first we should look at what’s on the inside! It isn’t just about having perfect body shape, on the outside, you know!
Narrator: (Sheepishly) Oh I know that! Huh! I’m not one to be taken in by appearances!
Doctor: I’m glad to hear it because outer beauty is by no means the whole story. It’s about feeling good as well!
Brain: Oh, that’s way more important than anything else. If you don’t feel good, then forget it! Well, actually, on second thoughts, don’t do that because
Narrator: (Coughing) Ahem! Excuse me. I hate to interrupt you but .. you are?
Brain: Oh sorry! Did I not introduce myself? Well, you see there is a reason
Doctor: (Holding his hand up for Brain to stop) Oh dear. This is the first of the body’s internal organs
Brain: (Interrupting; and tapping head) Indeed! Starting from the top!
Narrator: (Irritably) Could you just tell us your name?
Brain: Tell you my name? Well, of course, my dear fellow. I’m Brain! I’m the one in charge!
Narrator: (Hurriedly) Oh I don’t think so! Not today, anyway!
Also available from Sue Russell:
Large collection of PSHE/Citizenship Skills scripts addressing well-being as a whole:
• You are Not Alone – Anti-Bullying Assembly
• Rock Star – Self Esteem Assembly based on Hannah Montana
• P.R.I.D.E. Assembly and Guided Reading Scripts - set out to demonstrate the importance of P.R.I.D.E. - an acronym for Positive attitude; Respect for yourself and others; the ability to make Intelligent decisions; time to Dream; and not forgetting all the Effort that needs to be put in - in all walks of life. The sport (basketball) can be easily replaced by another. This Class Play provides the perfect way of demonstrating what it takes to make it in life - the kind of success story all children can aspire to. I have used these to cover many events e.g. World Cup (football and rugby), Olympics etc.
• Happy to be me Assembly
• Character Assembly – What it Takes To Be Good
• *Feeling Sad Assembly
• *Good to Talk – 2 speaker script
• If – Rudyard Kipling Assembly
• British Values Assembly
• Monsters Assembly
• Children of the World Assembly
• Dance Around the World Assembly
I have also started a set of PSHE scripts based on fairy stories – Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty (alternative versions) – which deal with certain themes – serious subjects but handled with sensitivity and humour.