By Cameron Learmouth & Jessica Lean| Year 6
Children of St Cuthbert’s got a huge surprise on Tuesday 13th September as their teachers were all dressed up as Roald Dahl characters. It is his birthday today and he would have been 100 years old. We are celebrating Roald Dahl day!
The teachers were dressed up as Bruce Bogtrotter, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, the BFG, Mrs. Trunchball, Miss Honey, Augustus Gloop, Charlie Bucket and many more! They looked fabulous.
Although Roald Dahl was an author, did you know that he was once a pilot in the Royal Air Force? He started writing books in hospital after a plane crash. His first book published was The Gremlins.
Roald Dahl wrote many children’s books such as the BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Witches, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny the Champion of the World, George’s Marvellous Medicine and many more.
Many of the classes have been reading different Roald Dahl books. We did a survey to find out our favourite Roald Dahl book! Jayden and Kalil collected and counted the votes. The top 3 were: BFG with 23 votes, the second most popular book was Matilda with 24 votes.
And….The Roald Dahl book that was voted the most popular at St. Cuthberts… with a whopping 44 votes was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Thank you to all the teachers for making a huge effort and making Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday so spectacular for us.