Seaside Holidays in the Past Class Assembly Script

In this exciting class assembly script on seaside holidays the children go on a fun-filled journey and bring to life what the seaside was like in the past.

Seaside Holidays in the Past

Primary school class assembly script on seaside holidays in the past. The children go on a fun-filled journey and bring to life what the seaside was like in the past and how it became accessible and popular by the steam train and transport links to the seaside. The pack includes power point slides to make the assembly visual. The slides can be used as a background for various points of the play.

Key Stage: A key stage 1 role-play assembly script

Style: Informative and amusing

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

Duration: 20 minutes

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Seaside Holidays in the Past Class Assembly - Extract

Extract 1

Narrator:

Hello everyone! Welcome to our holiday programme!

 

  Please welcome your host, Jack Frost!

 

(Everyone claps. Enter Jack Frost)

Jack Frost:

Today we are going see what seaside holidays were like in the past! But hey! It's the start of the summer, what could we do?

Child 1

You could visit a friend in Switzerland

Child 2

There is plenty to do in Timbaktu!

Child 3

How about a breezy walk in Country Cork?

Child 4

Or a shopping trip to New York?

All:

NO! We want to go to the seaside!

Child 1

Well there's plenty of sun in Spain

Child 2

Portugal is free of rain

Child 3

How about a trip to St Tropez

Child 4

Or fly all the way to Bombay!

All:

No! We want to stay in Britain!

Child 1

Well there are lots of beaches in sunny England...

Child 2

It's the start of the summer... (Voice trails off)

All:

And it's WET WET WET!! (Really flat voice)

ALL:

We still want to go to the seaside!

Child:

I like splashing in the sea!

Child:

I like making sand castles!

Child:

And the fish and chips!

Extract 2

Narrator:

Let's go back a few decades or so

 

  Our time machine is ready to go!

All:

2016 - 1986 - 1956 - 1926 - 1846

Narrator:

We are at the seaside in 1846!

Narrator:

A long time ago, the seaside was visited only for getting better and for medicine!

From back of class:

Oh help! I have a head ache!

 

My legs are killing me!

 

I can't sleep at night!

All:

We need to go to the doctor!

Doctor:

(Comes on and wags his finger!) No you don't! You just need to go to the seaside! (Holds a pint of dirty water) And drink 2 pints of sea water a day...

All:

Urrrgh!

Doctor:

A bit of sea breeze, plenty of sea water and you will be as fit as a fiddle!

Extract 3

 

(Enter a very rich looking Victorian couple. They sit on 2 chairs with 2 horsemen at the front mimicking a horse and carriage. The two horsemen pull the reins and make galloping sounds)

Victorian Man:

Oh I look forward to a whole week of fresh sea air darling!

Victorian Lady:

Oh yes! I have some very expensive clothes to show off at the

promenade! I will have the best clothes!

Extract 4

Newspaper boy:

Read all about it! Steam trains running to the seaside! Spend your bank holiday by the sea! Everyone can enjoy the sea air!! Read all about!! (Goes across the front of the stage from one end to another)

Mr Smith:

(Stands up from the bench) What? I know stream trains have been invented but are they running to the seaside?

Newspaper boy:

Yes guv! I am going with my family right now.

Mr Smith:

(Looks over to Mrs Smith on the bench) Right come Mrs Smith and little smiths! Pack your bags! We are off!

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