Roald Dahl Day 2019

“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”

On Friday, 13th September, the Prep School was awash with BFG ears, marvellous medicines and marshmallow towers, as pupils celebrated the life and contributions of one of the world’s greatest children’s authors, Roald Dahl.

The Science Department wowed the pupils all day with an exciting carousel of exploding elephant toothpaste, dancing raisins, inflating marshmallows and Skittles rainbow colour wheels. The highlight of their Dahl-related experiments was a Willy Wonka inspired ‘Chocolate Waterfall,’ the result of an endothermic reaction between milo and dry ice.

At lunchtime, the pupils in the library had a Quentin Blake tutorial, where they could learn to recreate illustrations created by the great artist in Roald Dahl books. All library visitors also received a Roald Dahl bookmark. Visitors to the English shared area could create a pair of BFG inspired ears, a reminder that we should never judge others by their appearance and that dreams can come true if you work hard enough!

All lessons around the Prep School took on a Dahl-inspired twist: Year 4 held a Willy Wonka party; in Mandarin and Malay lessons pupils described Dahl characters, and in Art, pupils created Blake-inspired illustrations.

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