Pupils get into character to celebrate Roald Dahl Day

Junior school pupils celebrated Roald Dahl Day by dressing up in creative and colourful costumes of the author’s characters.

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of the world-renowned novelist, short story writer and poet and children up and down the country are celebrating the occasion in a range of different ways.

Roald Dahl Day pic

Pupils were encouraged to come to school as one of the characters from Roald Dahl’s many books or wear yellow as it was the British writer’s favourite colour. The pupils did not disappoint with a number of Oompa Loompas, Matildas, Enormous Crocodiles and Fantastic Mr (and Mrs!) Foxes making an appearance!

Roald Dahl Day - Maltildas

Nathan Hopley, a year five pupil who dressed up as an Oompa Loompa, said: “I like the book and film of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I really wanted to come to school as an Oompa Loompa. My mum helped put the costume together and the green hair she knitted looks really good!”

Roald Dahl Day - Crocodile

Year six pupil Holly Williams came to school as Miss Trunchbull, the headmistress from Matilda: “I like dressing up as Miss Trunchbull as she gets to be mean! Matilda is a great book and I enjoyed picking out the costume and the big eyebrows!”

Roald Dahl Day - Year 6

To find out more about Roald Dahl Day please click here.

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