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School Daze

5 out of 5 based on 44 customer ratings
(44 customer reviews)

By Andrew Oxspring
End-Of-Year/leavers’ musical for KS2 (ages 7-11).
Running time approx: 60 minutes

 

This, our best-selling end-of-year/leaver’s production, has raised the roof in thousands of primary schools over the years! Look back and celebrate your children’s time at school as we remember (and laugh at) those unique things that make it so special – parents’ evenings, Nits, over-the-top teachers, embarrassing walks to school holding Mum’s hand, experimenting with hair gel and make-up, PE lessons, SATs….the list is endless!

Sample Songs

Listen below to some of the songs from School Daze

Plot Summary

The year is 2075. Billy and Becky, two typical eleven-year-olds, are staying over at their grandparents’ ‘pod’, in the sheltered sector. Like all doting grandparents the old folks are keen to keep abreast of their grandchildren’s progress, and to gain an insight into their experiences of primary school – or ‘System A’ as it is now known! Billy and Becky are also eager to learn of Grandma and Grandpa’s antics as they approached their teenage years, all those years ago. (song – Old School Days) As the evening’s conversation wears on it becomes apparent that these children from the latter half of the 21st century are really no different to those who were leaving primary school back in the ‘good old days’. Equally apparent is that some experiences of primary school span generations, and the truly noteworthy ones always involve larger-than-life characters and funny situations. Through a series of flashbacks, in the form of sketches and songs, we get an entertaining (if tongue-in-cheek) glimpse of the universal trials and tribulations involved in simply being young and going to school.

For example, is it fair that teachers get to eat chocolate biscuits at break-time, while children make do with bits of fruit? (song – Teachers Have It Easy) How can mums be made to understand that, now their children are getting older, they must not, under any circumstances, try to hold their hand on the way to school? (song – A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E.) Does experimenting with makeup and hair-gel really improve ones appearance, especially when the skills of applying them haven’t quite been mastered yet? (song – A Touch Of Lipstick) Will anyone ever develop a truly effective cure for a dose of nits? (song – The Nits Blues) What’s the best way to get good SATs results without piling the pressure on? (song – It’s Nearly Time To Take Your SATs) Who suffers most at parental consultations, and why do teachers choose to be ‘economical’ with the truth? (song – Parental Consultation Evening) And who can forget desperately wanting to be grown-up, but having the feeling that maybe this is the best time of ones life, and every moment should be cherished? (song – One Day At A Time).

Characters

37 Speaking parts in order of appearance
*Click on the Line count/Costumes tab for more details

Note: if you have a smaller cast, because most characters only appear in one scene, multiple parts can be played by a single child. Alternatively, for extra-large cast numbers, many speaking parts have enough lines to be divided between any extra characters you want to create.

The Grandparents – An old but still ‘cool’ couple.
Billy and Becky – Squabbling siblings.
Mr Riley – Aptly-named teacher, living the life of…..
6 Children – The exploited, down-trodden masses.
2 Doting Mothers – Can’t let go of their precious ones at the beginning of the school day.
3 Infant & 3 Junior Children – Two opposite ends of the ‘attitude spectrum’.
Infant Teacher – To her, children are angels sent from heaven to make life sweeter.
Year 6 Teacher – Counting the days to early retirement.
Mrs Versace – Trying to improve the ‘look’ of her class.
6 ‘Drab’ Children – In need of a makeover, or so they believe.
Headteacher – Image is everything.
2 Prospective Parents – Hoping to find a school that scrubs up well.
4 Sergeant Majors – Presenters of the SATs revision programme ‘Work Harder Slacker’.
Mr & Mrs Hetherington-Smyth – Double-barrelled parents in more than just name.
Geraldine – Their daughter, away with the fairies.
Mr & Mrs Scrapper – Parents who’ll rip yer ’ead off as soon as look at yer.
Gripper – Their son. A disgrace down the ‘Dog and Bucket’ for being good at schoolwork.
His teacher – Parents’ evenings? Mmm. I’d rather wrestle a grizzly bear.

Ensemble characters (if numbers allow) for featured songs and scenes
Infant Children
Junior Children
Parents
Teachers

What do you get?

This musical production is available to buy in 3 different formats. When ordering, simply choose the option (details below) which best suits your requirements.

  • Option 1 – Book & Audio CD.
    A wire-bound book containing the full script with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
  • Option 2 – CD-ROM & Audio CD.
    A CD-ROM containing both a PDF and an editable MS Word document of the full script, with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a PDF of the piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
  • Option 3 – Digital download.
    All the PDF and MS Word files from Option 2 above, all audio tracks as MP3 files, plus JPEG files of cover artwork for use in making posters or other promotional material. Upon completion of your order, a link will be automatically sent to the email address you provided, from which all the files can be downloaded.

Any order containing a digital download option must be paid for online at the point of ordering. Any order containing a digital download which is not accompanied by payment will not be processed.

UK schools can order Book & Audio CD and CD-ROM & Audio CD options with an invoice to be paid within 30 days. Non-UK schools and private individuals (not ordering on behalf of a school) are required to pay for these at the point of ordering.

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What others are saying

  1. 5 out of 5

    This was such good play and the children got really emotional singing One Day At A Time.
    ATTITDUTE was also very good, along with Old School Days which were the 3 class favourites.
    The performance was a big success and I am very happy that they enjoyed themselves on their last performance at primary school ever.
    Thank you so much!

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  2. 5 out of 5 Dylan at Dallam cp

    It was Awesome. Brilliant

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  3. 5 out of 5 Hawes Side Academy

    We’re practicing this for this years leavers production and so far, it’s amazing !

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  4. 5 out of 5 Dallam cp School

    IT WAS AWSOME

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  5. 5 out of 5 Dallam co

    BRILLIANT

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  6. 5 out of 5 Buckingham primary Acdemy

    I thought it was really good because we did it in year 6 for our leavers play I really recommend it

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  7. 5 out of 5 Heyhouses

    Unbelievably cool. All the year 5’s want me to do it with them next year. They won’t stop pestering me. I agreed to do one like it. 🙂

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  8. 5 out of 5 Buckingham primary Acdemy

    It was amazing. Well paid for teachers. If your looking to get this it’s really good. Ours was the best ever ❤️❤️

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Cool everyone cried

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  10. 5 out of 5 Meena ,Scott Wilkie

    Amazing songs and acts. Everybody cried their eyes out

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  11. 5 out of 5 Y6 pupil in Stafford

    Just amazing. Looking back at this with real affection at high school.
    Well done on making such a good production…!

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  12. 5 out of 5 GripperDad

    Great and funny play had fun performing it

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  13. 5 out of 5 Bob

    It is the best play I have ever seen and taken part in

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  14. 5 out of 5 johnson fold

    i like all the edgy productions i love it

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  15. 5 out of 5

    I love this play – we’re doing this❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  16. 5 out of 5 St. Andrews

    Amazing funny my class has got the play and I’m the parents evening teacher so excited!!!!!!!

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  17. 5 out of 5 Marley

    Funny songs, amazing script

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  18. 5 out of 5 church road

    Love it

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  19. 5 out of 5 Janette Bilson, Surrey

    I felt I must write and tell you how successful one of your productions was this week. My year 6 children performed School Daze for the school and parents on Thursday. Everyone thought it was fantastic and a lot of that was down to your music and script ideas. I thank you very much for a brilliant piece of work.

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  20. 5 out of 5 Susan Blezard, Lancs

    The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The evening performance for parents and friends was much appreciated – I think some of the adults were reliving their school days!

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  21. 5 out of 5 Ex Y6 Pupil

    Hello, when I left Primary School we did this play, it is the best play I have ever performed, it was amazing. Also it gave everyone something to giggle about. I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

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  22. 5 out of 5 Vicky Harpin, Alne Primary School

    Fab material as we begin exploring the script. My Y6 children are so inspired!

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  23. 5 out of 5 Kate Walters, Australia

    We are very excited to be rehearsing your musical and will be recommending your great products and support to other schools in Australia.

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  24. 5 out of 5 Helen Su, Woodridge

    It was a huge hit with our children and parents!

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  25. 5 out of 5 Chris Treggiden, Cornwall

    Teachers laughed so much they were nearly crying! I’ve been a teacher and a mum for 20 years and I have never seen anything as funny or true to life as this!

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  26. 5 out of 5 H Green, Yr 6 pupil

    I have enjoyed every rehearsal so far and will do in the future. I know for a fact that everyone will need a tissue on the day we perform it. On the very last song in the rehearsals I nearly cried, so what am I going to be like when we present it! I want to stay in primary school for ever!

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  27. 5 out of 5 Nicola Peck, Surrey

    It was fantastic. We have had a very, very difficult year 6 this year and yet they were incredibly motivated to learn the songs and perform the play. Many parents said it was the best they had seen. I really enjoyed using the script. Thanks – keep up the good work.

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  28. 5 out of 5 Rachel Mayhew, a very emotional parent

    My daughter left Primary School in July and I would just like to say I cried my heart out, as did many others. Brilliant play and excellent songs. Thank you.

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  29. 5 out of 5 Nazrin Akthar, W104LB

    I <3 This!

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  30. 5 out of 5 Georgina, Exeter

    Amazing love it, my play last year!

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  31. 5 out of 5 sophie totten, templars

    I really liked the songs I never stop singing them and the acting was great !

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  32. 5 out of 5 Abdabd123, Pinner Wood

    Good, funny, amusing and fun to act.

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  33. 5 out of 5 Georgina

    Soooo good my last play at school 🙁

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  34. 5 out of 5 joshua walton, howden junior school

    great songs did it for my leavers play 2013

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  35. 5 out of 5 Janita, Brierfield

    This is a brilliant production for everyone in the family or school…Just BRILLIANT!!!

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  36. 5 out of 5 Katherine Newby, Riverside Primary, Stirling

    I like how we get to do a lot of comedy and still have a lot of fun happening.

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  37. 5 out of 5 Addy, Southport

    Fabulous!

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  38. 5 out of 5 Jon K, West Midlands

    I performed the older version of this Musical back in 2008 when I left Primary School. Now in my AS year at College, this brings back so many memories. I will definitely make my year 6 students perform this when I’m a Teacher!!! Great Musical!!!

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  39. 5 out of 5 Maureen Andrews, Gateshead Primary School, Fife

    Over the years I bought many of your productions and every one of them was a huge hit. For our final school show we performed “School Daze”. As well as a play for the children, it was a fabulous way to recall my teaching career of 38 years. We loved the songs, the script and performing. The audience of parents, family and friends were captivated for the whole hour.. So, thank you Edgy team for writing such witty, clever shows. They were all a joy to learn and then perform. The children covered every area of the Scottish curriculum without even realising all the skills they were learning! However, more than that the music lifted our spirits. The scripts were memorised within days and practising was tremendous fun. Your support material is excellent and enabled a non drama teacher to give children the confidence to stand on stage and perform their socks off. A huge thanks for providing such wonderful resources for schools.

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  40. 5 out of 5 tinytot14, sherard

    it was really fun performing with my friends and a great laugh!

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  41. 5 out of 5 Lilly Martin, Buckingham Primary Academy, Hull

    It’s amazing I’m doing it now at primary school so good xxx

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  42. 5 out of 5 Connie

    Amazing sooo cool!

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  43. 5 out of 5 AAAAAA, Beechfield School

    VERY GOOD!

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  44. 5 out of 5 Bob, Nowhere

    An amazing production

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