Year 2 and 3 pupils from St Edward’s Prep School took part in a Roald Dahl themed day last Friday, participating in a range of activities and lessons celebrating Dahl’s work.

Roald Dahl Day is honoured all around the world, with schools globally celebrating books such as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The BFG’, ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘Matilda’.

From Technology to Art and Maths to Music, there was a range of different ways for the pupils to creatively look at Roald Dahl’s work. Not wanting to miss out, our Catering Staff also joined in with the fun, dressing up as famous characters such as Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas and Mr and Mrs Fox.

The children’s day was based on the book ‘Matilda’, with teaching staff tailoring the activities around key moments from the book. Pupils made and ate toast like Matilda and Miss Honey, learnt songs from the hit musical ‘Matilda’ and also solved Roald Dahl related maths problems. In English, they used their creative writing skills to invent a new classmate who would help Matilda defeat Miss Trunchbull!

Roald Dahl Day is an event close to St Edward’s heart, as one of the School Houses is named after the children’s author, reflecting the importance and popularity of his work. It was a day that was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we are already looking forward to seeing what our talented and creative academic staff come up with for next year’s event!