Anchoring Script

Anchoring Script for Annual Day Function in English for School Students

School Annual Day Function Anchoring Script, Welcome Speech, Vote of Thanks in English

Annual day is one of the important days for school and college students and authorities. On an annual function, schools or colleges celebrate their school’s or college’s progress and success. They share student’s, teacher’s and staff’s achievements for the last year and announce a plan for the year to come. Generally, this celebration includes cultural programs like dance, singing performance, etc. And this anchoring script for the annual day in English in school will help to host the annual gathering in your school or college.

Schools or colleges invite the eminent chief guests from administrative fraternity-like trustees or local politicians from education ministry or local government bodies. Hence we have written this Annual day anchoring script for schools and colleges. This script includes welcome speech, and the thank you note.

Anchoring Script for Annual Day Function

If you are searching for an annual day function anchoring speech script for your school or college (or some call it Compering Script), then you are at the right place. Here in this article, we are giving you a sample anchoring speech script which will include anchor’s or host’s part and school’s annual day report speech which is generally delivered by the head of the institution. You can also use the format of the given script for say sports or cultural day.

Generally, students hosts events and the principal or head of the institution present the school’s annual day report. We have also written an article for school or college authorities explaining “How to write School or College Annual Day Report“. Please note that it’s a sample format. You can make changes to it as per your requirements. So, let’s start with an annual function anchoring speech script.

Welcome Speech

Anchor 1 – Good morning everyone, it is my honor to welcome you all on this day where we will be celebrating our school’s / college’s achievements. I <anchor 1> along with my co-host <anchor 2> welcome you all on behalf of <Your school name> family. We are truly blessed with your presence.

Anchor 2 – Yes, you are right <anchor 1>, this is the day we all wait for a year; it is a day of celebration, success, and tradition. And to double the joy of the day we are graced by the presence of great personalities. Please have a big round of applause for our chief guest Mr. Srujit Sharma, he is a state education minister; he has done tremendous work in the field of education. He represented India in the South Asian Education Summit. Along with him please welcome our very own principal madam Mrs. Sharmila Shashtri, our guiding star. (Note: Here are other examples)

I <Your Name>, heartily welcome you to <number>the annual function celebration of <School/College Name>. A very good evening ladies and gentlemen, a galaxy of intellectuals, your Excellency, honored guests, teachers, and all my dear friends. This is the time we all are waiting for, so without further ado, I <Your Name> take pride and honor welcoming you all to this evening of cultural extravaganza. Let us see together a colorful rainbow of programs unfold. Note: Check out How to Give Best Welcome Speech?

Lamp Lightning Ceremony on Annual Function

<Anchor 1>: I would like to welcome our chief guest Mr. Sharma and Principal madam on stage for lamp lighting. Dear Sir and Madam please grace us with your presence on the podium. <While guest lighting the lamps>. 

<Anchor 2>: Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Let us wish this light of education takes over the darkness of differences, injustice, and violence in the world and guides us towards progress, equality, and freedom. <or> With this lamp lighting we like to thank the goddess of knowledge for blessing us. We hope she blesses us with more success in school and the future. <Lamp lighting ceremony finished>

Ganesh Vandana or Swagat Geet

< A lot of schools start the event with Ganesh Vandana / Prayer or Swagat Geet> Ganesha, the SUKHKARTA, the DUKKHAHARTA, the god of the wisdom; we pray to you to grace your halo upon us. Now I would like to welcome our singing group who will be performing Ganesh Vandana / Welcome song. Can we have a big round of applaud for them?

To welcome our guests, our school’s very talented Nitin Desai has written a welcome song. It will be performed by our senior singing group. Let us welcome them with a big round of applaud.

Chief Guest Speech for Annual Day Celebration

<Now ask your chief guest to speak a few words on your school annual program and his experiences> I would like to invite <Chief Guest> to grace us with his/her thoughts and experiences. Please welcome <Chief Guest> on the podium with a big round of applaud. <Speech Ends, now it’s time to present a school or college annual report.

Most of the time principal or department HOD will present the annual report. If it a purely cultural program then invite principal/HOD/Dean to for their speech.> Now, I would like to request our principal madam to present <your school name> annual report.

Principal’s Annual Report Speech

Principal / Director / Teacher Speech- Good Morning all, I would like to welcome all esteemed guests, teachers, staff and our talented students. We are blessed to have you all here today.

<Your School Name> is considered one of the best schools in the <City name> not only for its results but for its culture too. And I feel very proud to be part of such an amazing institution. Here in our school, we don’t just focus on academics but we try to teach things which will help our students to be good citizens and good individuals too.

Without taking too much of the time, I will be quickly sharing the achievements of the school, teachers, and students. I must tell you we have very talented students, here are their achievements. <Share all the achievements, awards to students, distribute prizes. Same way, share the teacher’s and staff’s updates, training program information and other achievements. Check this article to learn How to Write School / College Annual Day Report / Speech>

<After the report presentation, it is time for performances. Variety of acts, programs planned totally depends on your school. Songs, dances, acts are common among these activities>

Dance Performance

Anchor 1 – Now please welcome the “Sanskriti Dance Group” on stage. They are a group of 10 members of class 8 and 9 showing us their dance skills in this indo-western fusion form. Please… Welcome ……… them… with a big round of applaud. Let me tell you that, they have won last year’s interschool dancing competition. So, “Sanskriti Dance Group”….. set the stage on fire…..

<Different dance types needs to be introduced differently, check out our another article which explains that> Anchoring Speech to introduce Various Dance Performances

Song performance

Anchor 2 -After that breath-taking dance performance let us soothe our ears with the mesmerizing voice of Priyanka who will be singing one of the best songs of great Lataji Mangeshkar. She hasn’t told us the song, she wanted to keep it as a surprise. Please welcome Priyanka on Stage. Guys, she has a thriving YouTube Channel too, you must check it out; she is onto something. <Like this present other performance>

Prize Distribution

Don’t we have great talent in our school/college? It was a tough call for our juries to decide the winners.  Now I would like to invite the principal/chief guest on the stage for the Prize Distribution Ceremony. There will be one who will get the first prize but here everyone is a winner.

You all took over your inhibitions and presented your talent in front of such a big and amazing audience. Let’s have a big round of applaud for all participant in all categories.<Check out this article to know more about this part, Prize Distribution Anchoring Speech Script>

Vote of Thanks / Thank You Note

I feel honored to present the vote of thanks on behalf of <School Name>. We would like to thank you all for your gracious presence. Your presence made the day. Kindly note that we have arranged snacks and after tea for guests, teachers and parents in the staff room, it is next to the auditorium. For students, the snack arrangement is done at the canteen. Students, please maintain disciple in the canteen. I declare that <School Name> nth Annual day function in now concluded, Thank You again… Good Night…

Vote of Thanks for School, College Annual Day Function & Famous Quotes for Vote of Thanks, for Expressing Gratitude

Tips for Annual Function Anchoring Script Speech

  • We have used simple language for script and speech because we want you to get familiar with the format and overall concept of anchoring. Once you get that, you can always add fancy words, some jokes or quotes, etc.
  • Please note that no one can give you a perfect ready-made anchoring script speech that will tick all the points. Because, each school/college, it’s the environment, conduct, management, teachers, students are different. There is a basic structure for a script but you need to add your touch, experiences, insider jokes to make it relevant or else it will sound boring and your audience will simply ignore what you read from a ready-made script. So, be creative.
  • Most of the events will have a co-anchor, do not force in dialogues for him/her. The conversation between anchors should feel genuine and it should travel the program ahead. Do not have a co-host just for sake of it.
  • Remember that your audience is your priority. The first row is very important so is the remaining audience too.
  • Add your own personality to the speech.
  • The day is about the School’s annual report. Try to give more time for sharing the achievement than performances.
  • Be confident while delivering the speech. Practice your anchoring speech script in front of a mirror.
  • Do not mug up and read from the script. Understand the overall purpose and speak from the heart.
  • Collect accurate information about the chief guests and take their permission to use that information before introducing them to the audience.

You can read more anchoring script related tips here. Tips, Guidelines for writing The best anchoring script for any event. Here you will find all our anchoring related stuff.

Note: You can copy, download the script, improve it, add your own style, make a PDF of it if you like. If you are looking for an annual function compering script speech in other languages like Hindi, Marathi, Bangla, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Punjabi, etc then simply translate the English content given here. You can take the help of Google to translate too. Here also you need to add your local language flavor and funny inside jokes etc.

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