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During the planning stages of this day, teachers at Heronswood knew the laws of physics, logic and the predictable would give way to magic and invention at the hands of their pupils. 

On Tuesday 13th September, children and staff arrived in school in all manner of magical and unbelievable costumes. This celebration was to commemorate the anniversary of Dahl’s birth 100 years ago this month.

The school was teeming with amazing fantastic Mr Foxes, Giant peaches, Head Witches with their long curled finger nails and bottles of "Formula 86: Delayed Action Mouse Maker". This dangerous potion was soon confiscated by Mrs Pierpoint for Health and Safety matters! We didn’t want all our brilliant pupils transformed into mice!  

Children across the school, from Pre-School to Year Six enjoyed a range of activities such as creating Revolting Recipes, painting in the style of Quentin Blake and exploring the life of Roald Dahl.   Ethan in Year 6 was enthralled to discover that over his decades-long writing career, Dahl composed nineteen children’s books and nine short story collections. He was surprised to discover that he also wrote several television and movie scripts.

Mrs Kingston, Lead for English said, "For generations, Roald Dahl has been part of our bed-time routine, our childhoods, and the development of our imaginations. It is thus fitting that we celebrated his birth, together transforming our school into a place that will unlock the child in everyone and create an environment of wonder and surprise."

A fantastic selection of the children’s work can be seen in the school hall.


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