saltash.net celebrates Roald Dahl day!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in News | No Comments

saltash.net joined people around the world in celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl this past Tuesday.

Organised by Library Manager, Mr. Coot, the day was part of #RoaldDahl100, marking 100 years since the birth of the children’s novelist.

Students were invited to play a number of Dahl-themed puzzles, games and activities in the library at lunchtime, whilst Mr. Coot dressed as one of Dahl’s most famous characters, Willy Wonka, for the day.

Screenings of Roald Dahl films also took place each day, with students who reserved their seats being presented with a Golden Ticket to commemorate the occasion.

Mr. Coot hailed the enthusiasm the children had for the celebrations.

He said: “Tuesday was a great success. We had so many students wanting to take part in the Golden Ticket Treasure Hunt that this had to be repeated on Thursday lunchtime (to allow us to get more chocolate rewards!) as well as the wordsearches, crosswords, and arty competitions.

Of course, it wasn’t just about the chocolate, but reading as well! I had lovely conversations with several students, including one Year 8 boy who was reading Esio Trot whilst the celebrations were going on around him, and a Year 9 boy reading through the Roald Dahl Treasury book who took delight in telling me all of the Roald Dahl books he had read, as well as that Dahl’s books encouraged him to read more.

It was also a true mix of year groups with some nervous and shy Year 7s popping in to see what it was all about (and enjoying the many puzzles, games and chocolate!) and students all the way up to Year 13 wanting to take part in the games.”

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