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    Pride Goes Before A Fall

    Pride Goes Before A Fall  by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2  (1m 58s)



    Theme  -  Pride can lead to humiliation

    Story  -  by John Kenward  (approx 8 mins)

    ...When he reached Year 6, Lee was picked to play in the school football team, but he and his dad were surprised and disappointed that he wasn’t made captain. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop him from scoring goals, as well as helping his team to reach the final of the County Cup for the first time in Dunstone School’s history. The Head Teacher, Mr. Simpson, was very proud and had the whole team stand up in assembly to wish them the best of luck. He’d asked Luke, the captain, how he felt about the match and was very taken aback when Lee interrupted:  ‘Oh, we’ll win, sir! I’ll score loads of goals.’  Mr. Simpson reminded Lee and everyone else that football was a team game, and everyone had a part to play. 

    Kerry (Lee's sister) and Chloe also had to stand up in assembly. Along with some other girls, they’d volunteered to run a mini-marathon in the town, to raise money for a local charity. Kerry, being shy, kept her eyes to the floor while everyone clapped to encourage both girls...

    The Schools Cup Final was a very tense game. At half time it was nil–nil. The huge silver cup they were competing for stood ready on a large table, together with gold winners’ medals and silver runners-up medals.  Lee’s dad had almost lost his voice, with all the shouting he was doing.  He also kept telling the Dunstone coach to get everyone to pass the ball to Lee, so he could score.
    During the second half Lee was getting more and more frustrated...  


    Song  -  by Ruth Kenward & Richard Neil  

    A simple, jazzy song about how being too boastful gets people into trouble. The verses tell the story of two children who are examples of this, and warn of the dangers that come from acting too big for your boots! (Sample on the audio player above.)


    Reflection Points  -  samples

    1.  How would you describe Lee as a person?   

    2.  What do you think made him like that?

    3.  What was the difference in attitude between Lee and Kerry?

    This assembly is from 'Assemblies Alive KS2'. There is a parallel assembly for KS1 'No-one Likes A Bighead' with the same theme in 'Assemblies Alive KS1'.

    Assemblies Alive KS2


    Age guide: 7,8,9,10,11
    Running time: 15 - 20 mins
    No. of songs: 1
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    Pride Goes Before A Fall