What is a trogglehumper or cattypiddlers and what does it mean if something is Whopps-whiffling?Just a few of the
crazy words from Roald Dahl’s BFG. Roald Dahl,one of England’s greatest writers and much-loved children’s author
was born on September 13, 1916,makingthishis centenary year and a good reason to celebrate the genius and creativity of this incredible writer.
Throughout Revolting Roald Dahl Week pupilshave enjoyeda wide range of organised activities all inspired by the Roald Dahl’s famous stories and poems. With Wonka bars up for grabs for the best costumes there was a fabulous parade of Roald Dahl characters at School, including several foxes, a golden ticket, a peach and even a blueberry.Pupils tested their knowledge of his famous stories by followinga literature trail displayed aroundSchool and towards the end of the week savoured anose-wrinklinglunch ofplushnuggets, Hansel and Gretel spare-ribs andfinishingwitha plate of soil
with engine oil; alllegitimate recipes from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.
Years 3 and 4welcomed professional story teller, Lucy Walters,to the library where pupils listened to Roald Dahl’s versions ofGoldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and theBeanstalk. And illustrator Patrick Benson, famous for creating the beautiful pictures inRoald Dahl’s theMinpins,led an inspirational drawing masterclass.
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men!” quote by Roald Dahl.“One of our most celebrated children’s authors, there is nothing quite like the nonsense and madness of his stories; full of wit, creativity and charm they stimulate a child’s imagination and give them permission to explore theirindividualityand believe in magic.”said Head of English, Robert Shelley. “Stories, poemsandrhymes by Roald Dahl make the worlda more colourful place and help us all see the world differently – it’s so important to celebrategifts people like Roald Dahl bringto the world.”
Funds raised throughout the week will go to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.