In this article, you will learn how to write an anchoring script for a college function.
Table of Contents
- Welcome Speech
- Lamp Lighting
- Honouring the Chief Guests
- Calling the Principal for a Welcome Speech
- Calling Students for Performances
- Ending the Function
An anchor should always start a program with a quote, a poem or some famous saying so that he or she is able to capture the attention of the audience. For college functions, quotes on the topic of education, teachers, students, art, creativity or having fun, can be a good start.
Some interesting quotes that you can use are listed here:
- “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
- “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch
- “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
Choosing a quote that goes well with the nature of the event and following it up with a good welcome speech is important.
A welcome speech for a college function can be something like this:
“Hello and a warm good morning/ good afternoon/ good evening to all! Today/ tonight is the day/ night for which we all have been eagerly waiting for months, for which our students and organisers have worked tirelessly for weeks.
The moment has finally arrived. I am [your name], your host for today/ tonight and I heartily welcome you all to the annual cultural festival of [college name]. We are really honoured to have our respected principal, Mr/Ms [name], chief guests, Mr/Ms [names], revered teachers, dear parents and of course, our lovely students among us. We are very glad to have you all with us today/ tonight and I welcome you all on the behalf of [college name] to enjoy the event.”
Most school and college functions start with a lamp lighting ceremony. If so is the case with your college, this is how you can invite the principal and chief guests on the stage to light the lamps:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr
“Now, I would like to call on the stage our respected principal Mr/ Ms [name] as well as our chief guests Mr/ Ms [names] for the lamp lighting ceremony. Please give them a huge round of applause.”
Honouring the Chief Guests
Once the lamps are lit, the next step is to honour the chief guests.
“Now I would like to request our Principal sir/ ma’am to honour our chief guests with the bouquets and mementoes. We thank you for gracing us with your presence.”
“- Thank you, sir/ ma’am. I would now request you all to please take your seats. Thank you. Let’s give them a huge round of applause.”
Calling the Principal for a Welcome Speech
“Education can truly change the world. Without education and dedicated teachers, it would not have been possible for us as a society to come this far. We, the students of [college name], are so blessed and grateful to have such wonderful teachers among us who happily guide us at every step. It is our teachers who have made us capable and responsible.
Our hearts hold so much gratitude for all our teachers. So, on this special occasion, how can we let go of the opportunity to hear words of wisdom from our respected Principal Sir/ Ma’am. Now, I would like to invite our Principal, Mr/Ms [name], to come on the stage, say a few words and enlighten us. Please give him/ her a huge round of applause.”
After the speech
“Thank you so much, sir/ ma’am. That was indeed motivating and I am sure all the students present here agree. We are honoured and privileged to have you among us. Thank you. Please take your seat.”
Calling Students for Performances
“Now, our students of [course, year] will present the first act of the evening, a classical Kathak dance performance. Kathak originated in North India and the dance form was used to portray epic tales from Ramayana, Mahabharata as well as other Hindu scriptures. It has now evolved into a brilliant dance form full of technique and grace. Our students today are not only going to show you the traditional side of Kathak but also the more modern, fusion side of it. Let’s welcome them on the stage and present their performance.”
After the first performance
“Wow! What a beautiful performance! Indeed graceful and brilliant. They indeed deserve a huge round of applause!
Now, it is time for the next performance which I guarantee, is going to be equally mesmerising. Our musically-talented students are now going to present an intriguing musical stage. The story of Romeo and Juliet, but with a twist. Let us welcome them with a round of applause.”
After the performance
“That was truly ethereal. We are so proud of you all! Let’s give these talented young people a huge round of applause. They deserve it. Thank you for such an amazing performance.”
“The famous Irish poet, Oscar Wilde, once said – I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. Indeed, dramas and plays can help us connect with the audience and get the message across in ways that plain conversations are unable to. And so, I believe that our next act of the event by the members of our drama club will also be successful in getting its message across. Let’s put our hands together and welcome the performers on the stage!”
After the performance
“I am speechless! Wow! What a brilliant and emotional performance by our juniors. They did so well. Please give them a huge round of applause.”It really left us all in tears! The story was so heart touching. Very well done. Thank you for the performance. Please give these talented kids a huge round of applause.”
The anchor can similarly welcome different acts on the stage and carry on with the show.
Ending the Function
“The most beautiful moments always seem to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
“Indeed, all good things come to an end. We have now reached the conclusion of the event. I hope that you enjoyed all the performances and acts that our students had meticulously prepared. Thank you for attending this event and making it successful.
Thank you for your time, encouragement and support. I would like to especially thank our Principal and chief guests who took time out of their extremely busy schedules to attend this event and boost the morale of our students. Thank you so much. Also, all the staff members and organisers who helped us organise everything and make this event possible – Thank you!
Thank you, everyone! Have a good night.”
Note: This is a sample script meant to provide you with a basic idea of how to write an anchoring script for a college function. Feel free to use this script and edit it as per your needs.