Transport Class Assembly Script

Transport

A fun-filled, musical and informative take on the history of transport. Delivered by the students, this assembly aims to teach the listening audience all about the history of transport, from the world's oldest boat to modern-day rocket missions. Audiences can also uncover the key inventions that have shaped the ways in which we travel. Every student in the class can take part in the transport choir and ten students narrate the main body of the assembly.

Key Stage: Key stage KS1

Style: Informative and entertaining

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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Transport Class Assembly - Extract

Narrator 3

Yes, that's right: transport.

Narrator 4

Transport means a way of moving people or things from place to place

Narrator 5

In this assembly, we will tell you all about transport in history and how it has changed over time.

Narrator 6

The earliest known form of transport is walking. The average human walks about three miles per hour. It may not be fast, but walking is a great way to exercise

Narrator 7

We know that humans were using boats in around 8,000 BC. The world's oldest boat was found in the Netherlands. It is a dugout made from a hollowed tree trunk.

Narrator 8

In 6,000 BC, we know that hunters and warriors used skis to travel on icy and snowy ground.

Narrator 9

Up until this point, other modes of transport did not exist. However, one amazing invention changed the way we travel. Can you guess what it was?

Narrator 10

In around 3,500 BC, humans looked carefully at the wheel they used to shape and mould pottery. They decided that the wheel could be added to carts to make them move. The Egyptians used wheels to pull carriages. One or two people would be pulled by a horse.

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