Pupils and staff and at St John’s CE Primary School were conspicuous by their absence one day last week. In their place were foxes, giants, witches and a cast of other weird and wonderful characters. Pupils and staff joined many schools across the UK in dressing up as Roald Dahl characters to celebrate the life of the popular author. Tuesday 13 September marked 100 years since his birth.
The day began with an assembly in which pupils shared facts about Dahl and staff gave a lively performance of Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
The rest of the day included different Dahl-inspired activities including fact-finding, writing character descriptions and poetry, art work and quizzes.
Pupils also had the opportunity to hear an extract from the Dahl book of their choice as teaching assistants, teachers and the Head all took part in story- telling sessions.
A spokesperson for St John’s said, “All in all, it was a totally phizz-whizzing, buckswashling, delumptious day!”