In this session, you are going to learn how to write an effective and engaging anchoring script for the school assembly.
Table of Contents
- Welcome Speech for School Assembly
- Inviting the Pastor to Read Verses From the Bible
- Thought For The Day
- Birthday Wishes
- Inviting the Principal to Say a Few Words
- National Anthem
- Formal Ending
Welcome Speech for School Assembly
A morning school assembly starts when all students, teachers, the principal and other members of the administration gathered in the assembly hall. If the gathering is chaotic and the students are disorganised, the anchor may guide them by saying:
“I would request the students to please stand in a line and maintain silence. The morning assembly will begin in a minute. Thank you.”
Once everyone is present and it’s time to start, the anchor may begin by saying a quote, a famous paragraph or a short, meaningful poem to capture everyone’s attention. Here, we have listed a few quotes that you can use in your script:
- “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw
- “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eight. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
- “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
After that, it is important to welcome everyone to the assembly. A welcome speech may look something like this:
“Hello and warm good morning to our respected Principal Sir / Ma’am, our beloved teachers, staff members and of course, my dear schoolmates. I am [your name] from class [x], your anchor for today’s morning assembly. The date today is May 17th, 2022 and it is a Tuesday. We will start this beautiful day by saying our daily prayer first. I request everyone to please stand straight, join their hands and close their eyes. We will begin now. – [Saying the prayer.]“
After the daily prayer, if there are songs or hymns to be sung, the anchor may then ask the choir to proceed and lead everyone.
“Now, it is time for us to sing ‘Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful’ and praise the Lord. I would like to ask our school choir to proceed with the hymn and lead everyone. Today, Father [Pastor name] will also be joining us. Thank you.”
“We will now sing ‘God’s love is so wonderful.’ I would request our choir to lead everyone. Thank you.”
Inviting the Pastor to Read Verses From the Bible
If there is a tradition in the school to read verses from The Bible every day during the morning assembly, the anchor may then ask the school pastor to come on the podium and read the verses.
“I would now like to request Father [name of the pastor] to kindly come up on the podium and read verses from The Bible. Everyone, please pay attention and listen to Father well. Thank you.”
“Now, it is time for us to take the National Pledge. Please stand at attention and repeat the pledge after me. –
India is my country; all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country, and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage. I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall respect my parents, teachers and all elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well being and prosperity lies my happiness.
Thought For The Day
“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.” – William Blake
“It is always great to start the morning with great thought. Great thought has the potential to inspire, motivate and illuminate thousands of minds. Now, I would like to invite [name of the student] from class [x] to share with us the thought of the day.”
“Thank you, [name of the student]. That was really interesting. We would definitely ponder upon it. You may now take your position.”
“If people are informed they will do the right thing. It’s when they are not informed that they become hostages to prejudice.” – Charlayne Hunter-Gault
“Being aware of our surroundings, having the knowledge of what is happening around us, in our city, in our country and around the world, is indeed very important in this day and age. It helps us stay updated, increases our general knowledge and helps us stay safe. I would now like to request [name of the student] from class [x] to come up to the stage and share with us the important news for the day.”
“Thank you, [name of the student]. It was so nice to hear that the humanitarian bill has finally been passed in Parliament. It will definitely help many people. You may now take your position.”
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson
“Today, [name of the student] from class [x] is going to share with us his/her views and opinions on the topic of ‘women empowerment and feminism’. I would like to request [name of the student] to please come up on the stage.”
“What a great speech. It indeed sheds light on the current situation of women in our country. Education and financial independence are truly important if we want to empower women. Thank you, [name of the student]. You may now take your position.”
Note: Here, we have used ‘women empowerment and feminism’ as an example. You may replace it with the topic provided to you and use a quote that matches the topic.
“Today, the following students are celebrating their birthdays:
[Name 1] from class [-]
[Name 2] from class [-]
[Name 3] from class [-]
May God bless them. Let us all wish them and sing a birthday song for them.
‘Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear students,
Happy birthday to you.’
Thank you, everyone.”
Inviting the Principal to Say a Few Words
“I would now like to invite our respected Principal Sir / Ma’am to come up to the stage and say a few words to motivate us. Thank you.”
After the speech:
“That was indeed motivating and inspiring. There is indeed no shortcut to success. We must work hard and study diligently. We will surely remember your words. Thank you so much, Sir / Ma’am.”
“Now it is time for us to sing our National Anthem. I would request everyone to please stand at attention.”
[Jana Gana Mana]
“Thank you, everyone. You may now stand at ease.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein
“We have now reached the conclusion of our school’s morning assembly for today. Thank you for joining us. You may now move back to your respective classes. Have a good and productive day. Thank you.”
Note: This is a sample script meant to provide you with a basic idea of how to write an anchoring script for a school assembly. Feel free to use this script and edit it as per your needs.