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To challenge students to look again at their attitudes towards, and their respect for, other people.

This assembly begins with a dialogue involving 2 characters. Both may use scripts, but some rehearsal is necessary. The assembly may be illustrated by appropriate images, but this is not absolutely necessary.


(1 sits on a chair reading a novel. 2 enters from the side of the stage.)

2 Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you all over.

1 (Looking up) Oh, hi. Sorry, I just got lost in this book. It’s amazing. Have you read it?

2 (Dismissively) Yeah … it’s not bad, I suppose. She dies in the end. And the baby isn’t hers. Pretty weak ending, I thought.

1 (Looking a little annoyed) Great. Well, that’s that then. Thanks for saving me the bother of reading the rest. (Shuts the novel and throws over shoulder)

2 Anyway, what are you doing this evening?

1 We’re going out for a pizza. We’re off to the new Italian – the one that’s just opened near us. It looks really good.

2 Went there last night. It’s rubbish.

1 Maybe I’ll just stay in and watch telly, then. Hollyoaks, maybe...


With friends like that …!

Has anyone been to see The Mousetrap in London? The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play, set in a big country house called Monkswell Manor, and two things you need to know about the play are these: first, the very first performance of The Mousetrap was in 1952, and it has never stopped running since. There have been over 24,000 performances of the play in the West End, but only one performance each year is allowed outside the West End …. Which leads to the second thing that you need to know, which is this: at the end of each performance, members of the audience are asked not to tell anyone who did the murder, and the audience enters into a sort of agreement with the actors not to give away the ending. And this has helped keep the play going for sixty years, because part of the attraction for people going to see the play is to try to guess who dunnit.


Concludes with a Bible Reading – Proverbs 15:1-4 and a short Prayer

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