I Want! Won’t Get

In this assembly story for primary school children, Peter is struggling to get along with new boy Alexi who doesn’t yet speak English. When Alexi sits down in what Peter thinks of as ‘his’ seat, a battle of wills ensues and the boys begin a physical scrap that involves the entire class. Circle time has well and truly gone wrong!

After intervention from Mrs Taylor, the boys learn that by being patient and considerate towards each other’s wants and needs, they can both be happy. They form a truce, and all is well. Mrs Taylor also shows the class how they can interact with Alexi even though he is not English-speaking. This requires some effort from the children, and from Alexi, who learns how important it is to stay calm.

This story is taken from the book More Brilliant Stories for Assemblies for primary schools written by Elizabeth sach and published by Brilliant Publications.


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This story teaches listeners an important lesson about communication. When one party is unable to understand the other, it can be very frustrating on both sides. However, it is never right to resort to violent means; children will see here how much better it is to make the effort to be tolerant and attentive to one another, and to be kind.

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