Celebrating Roald Dahl day
Harbertonford and Diptford Primary schools had a fantastic day celebrating the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl. Both schools joined in with the worldwide celebrations by participating in an array of activities including; Dressing up as characters from a wide range from Roald Dahl books from the Roly Poly bird to the BFG, the playground was full of characters from the famous authors books. One child dressed as Willy Wonka and even gave out golden tickets with chocolate prizes which was popular with all his classmates. The children and teachers enjoyed sharing their favourite Roald Dahl books, a favourite extract was the scene from the twits where Mrs Twit feeds Mr Twit worms. Other activities included a quiz about Roald Dahl’s books, painting illustrations of characters from his books and creating dream jars. Diptford Primary school also enjoyed free drama workshops courtesy of Sam Groves from CATs drama group during the afternoon. “All the children and staff at Diptford Primary thoroughly enjoyed the day, we’re going to use many of the activities to help inspire the children’s reading and writing this term, we’re even going to recreate Roald Dahl’s writers hut to provide a space for the children to record their creative thoughts and ideas” said Acting Head of School Dawn Neil at Diptford. The event proved a popular for all students across the six primary schools forming the Link Academy Trust and reinforces the Trust’s commitment in raising literacy standards, Mr Tony Callcut, Deputy Chief Executive, said “The Roald Dahl day is a great way for our pupils to develop their love of books whilst engaging them with learning. The Link Academy Trust is committed to provide an exciting, experiential curriculum across all of our schools and the Roald Dahl day is just another example of this”.