Writing a Playscript for the Spirit of Cricket in Action
Activity Writing a Playscript for the Spirit of Cricket in Action
Curriculum Area English
NC Objectives English En1 1e), 2d), 8a) & 9a) and En2 4f), 4g), 4h), 4i) & 8c) and En3 1), 2), 3), 4), 5a), 9d), 11) & 12).

Main learning objective

To write a playscript to perform.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 20 minutes
  • Explain to the class that there are not many stories written about cricket for children, but there are several books of true stories for adults and biographies and autobiographies of famous cricketers.
  • Discuss the spirit of cricket and how it is a very important part of the game. Use ‘Examples of cricket etiquette’ in the Supporting Material section to see where the spirit of cricket takes place during a game.
  • Carry out shared reading of ’An example playscript’ in the Supporting Material section and identify all of the main features used when writing playscripts.


Main Activity 30 Minutes
  •  After discussing the playscript that has been read, the pupils write their own playscripts using ‘Writing the spirit of cricket playscript’ in the Activity section. Provide the pupils with some cricket vocabulary on the board to help by displaying the sheet ‘Cricket vocabulary’ in the Supporting Material section.
  • Remind the class of the features of playscripts throughout to ensure they are used.


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Move around the class and allow pupils to read aloud their playscripts.
  • The rest of the class can provide feedback in relation to the content and development of the playscript.
  • Choose an appropriate selection of children to act out the playscripts written by the class.


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