Mary Seacole Class Assembly Script

An exciting and interesting class assembly script which covers Mary Seacole’s involvement in the Crimean War. Her associations with Florence Knightingale and also how she helped the solders on the battlefield.

Mary Seacole

A class assembly which covers Mary Seacole’s involvement in the Crimean War. Her associations with Florence Knightingale and also how she helped the solders on the battlefield

Key Stage: Key Stage 1 History Curriculum role-play on Mary Seacole

Style: Informative

Number of children: Accommodates for a whole class of 30 but can easily be amended to accommodate less or more

Duration: Approx 20 minutes

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Mary Seacole Class Assembly - Extract

Extract 1

Narrator 1

Welcome to our Assembly. You are about to see a scene from the nursing house of Mary Seacole.

Narrator 2

Mary Seacole lived in 1853 and was a doctress. She was born in Jamaica and was a very clever woman. (Mary surrounded by 3 or 4 other children dressed up as nurses)

Mary SC

Now because you are all new, I shall speak very slowly. I want to show you how you can mix different plants together to make medicines! You - with the black hair. What is this ingredient?

Child 1

A fruit of some kind?

Mary SC

No no no! This is Aloe Vera. You scoop the gel out of the plant and rub it on the skin. It has great healing properties!

And you (pointing at another nurse). What is this?

Extract 2

Child 1

(With a bag of newspapers shouting out across the front of stage) Extra Extra, read all about it! Cholera outbreak in the Crimera!

Child 2

Extra Extra. dirty conditions kill soldiers. Malaria outbreak in the hospitals. Not enough nurses! Read all about it!

Narrator 3

In 1853 the Crimean war had started and solders were dying because there was not enough medicine and the hospitals were very dirty.

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