Pupils at Wellesley Park Primary School, Wellington joined others in the town – and in schools around the world – last week in celebrating the centenary of the birth of Roald Dahl whose books have sold a staggering 250 million copies worldwide.
Tuesday 13th September marked National Roald Dahl 100 Day and children and staff went to school dressed as Roald Dahl himself or one of his many memorable characters.
They took part in different themed activities throughout the day and in a special whole school assembly.
In the evening lots of the children returned to school to watch a special screening of the Dahl favourite, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Year 2 teacher and Literacy Subject Leader Miss Billing said, “It was lovely to see so many children dressed up as different characters from his books. We spent the day working in classrooms looking at his different stories and, then at the end of the day, shared our work in an assembly. Special thanks to all of the staff, parents and members of the PTA who helped to put on this event.”