Mutual Respect Class Play
This class play or assembly is for children aged 7 – 11 (UK Key Stage II)
There is also available a script entitled Respect Assembly which is for the younger age group, 5 – 7 years (UK Key Stage I)
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
Duration: 10 - 15 minutes reading time (not including songs/music suggestions)
(Whole team do ‘high-fives’)
Narrator: Good to see team spirit!
Child 1: Oh we have plenty of that! We put in so many hours together
Child 2: We sure earn each other’s respect!
Narrator: And that is so important! Just imagine if
(Enter ‘Footballers 1 - 4’: Child 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Music 5 Football Anthem – or theme music to Match of the Day
(Footballers kick ball around, in bored, listless manner before dropping to the ground, for a break)
(Enter Coach – Child 7, blowing whistle; all four footballers jump to their feet)
Coach: Hey! Slacking off already? I don’t think so!
Child 3: Oops! Sorry coach!
Coach: You will be!
Child 4: We were just
Child 7: (Interrupting angrily) Yes, I could see! I repeat, slacking off! Not on my watch, you don’t! Now, that will be ten extra laps of the pitch for you! Off you go!
(Exit Footballers, grumbling)
Narrator: Oh dear! That seemed a bit harsh!
Child 7: Oh? And you think if I’d strolled on and said, ‘Oh that’s fine. Don’t mind me! Just keep doing what you’re doing’ – that they’d have one jot of respect for me?
Narrator: Well, er ..
Child 7: Of course they wouldn’t. It’s not my job to pamper them. It is to make them better players. To give them pride in themselves! Nothing like a bit of discipline to achieve that!
Narrator: Oh I couldn’t agree more! I’m all for discipline.
Child 7: And respect!
Narrator: Oh yes, that as well!
Child 7: Nothing like a bit of healthy respect for your team, the opposition and yourself!
Narrator: Wow! That’s a lotta respect!
Child 7: You can never have too much respect, believe me!
Narrator: Oh, I believe you!
(Sound of arguing voices)
(Enter Child 8 & 9 - two sales shoppers, having a tug of war over ‘wanted sales item’ - dress)
Child 8: Hey! What’s the big idea! I had this first!
Child 9: No you didn’t! I saw it first!
Child 8 & 9: (Together) It’s mine!
(Enter Child 10 – store keeper)
Child 10: Ladies! Ladies! Whatever is going on here?
(Child 8 & 9 continue tug of war over item)
(Child 10 snatches the item off them, Child 8 & 9 falling back in disbelief; before chasing Child 10 off stage)
Narrator: Oh dear! Where is a policeman when you want one?
(Enter Child 10, chased by Child 8 & 9, chased by Policeman/Child 11 blowing his whistle)
Policeman: Stop! In the name of the law, stop! Right there!