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Pupils dressed as Willy Wonka and Fantastic Mr Fox at Roald Dahl Day at Laxton Junior School

'Dahlicious' snozzcumbers for lunch at Laxton Junior School

The beloved author provided plenty of inspiration for costumes and snacks for the Roald Dahl Day celebrations

Posted by Charley Rogers | September 18, 2017 | Events

The children in Year Three at Laxton Junior School have had a fabulous time celebrating Roald Dahl Day. Excited pupils dressed as characters from Roald Dahl’s much-loved stories arrived for school ready to celebrate what would have been the author’s 100th birthday.

Roald Dahl Day is celebrated annually giving the children the opportunity to get really creative, donning impressive costumes, which this year included Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, the Twits, and even a visit from the BFG. The children were delighted with a celebratory lunch of snozzcumbers, chicken liver donuts and a variety of cakes with some even daring to drink George’s marvelous medicine! The children spoke about their favorite Roald Dahl stories and learned the history of this children’s literary hero. One Year Three pupil said, “my favourite bit was lunchtime, the food was 'Dahlicious’!’’ 

Headteacher Mr Robertson commented, “It has been the most incredible day of Roald Dahl-themed learning in our Year Three forms; the children, led by our wonderfully creative staff, have been immersed in a spectacular array of activities that have encouraged a deeper understanding of Dahl’s stories whilst celebrating the sense of fun and wonder that weave so beautifully through the pages of his books.”


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