Holy Trinity Church of England

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Roald Dahl Day



Snozcumbers were being schnaffled, golden tickets were being made and Willy Wonka was in every class at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School this week.


Wednesday (13) was Roald Dahl Day, held to celebrate the great author’s birthday – he would have been 101 years old this year!


Children across all year groups were invited to dress up in their favourite Dahl character costumes and spent the whizz-popping day visiting different teachers in each class to try out a fabulous activity!


A quiz was on offer in one classroom, reading (of course!) in another, bugs and rotten pieces of food were being stuck to Mr Twit’s beard in another and one class had bowls of wriggly worms – spaghetti plus real ones!

Costumes included Willy Wonka, The Enormous Crocodile, the Giraffe (…Pelly and me), The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches and Matilda.


And it wasn’t just the children who dressed up – teachers also got into costume to become Dahl’s grown-up characters!

The day was organised by Mr. Bennett (Mr Twit for the day), a Year 2 teacher, the school’s English Leader and lifelong Roald Dahl fan.


He said: “This day is all about bringing the books of Roald Dahl to life for our children and encouraging them to pick one up and read it. It’s a great way to expose them to so many great books and we hope it will open the door to great fiction and become a fan.”