Little Parndon celebrate Roald Dahl day

ARRIVING at school to find Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker’s house has been recreated is enough to inspire anyone to want to read.

That’s what pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, were met with when they arrived at school on Roald Dahl day.

Dressed as their favourite book characters, pupils enjoyed a day celebrating the famous author’s birthday.

The themed day – including a special lunch menu – was the latest to hook children into their writing.

Kirstie Clark, co-head of school, said: “Our Little Spinney was transformed to look like Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker’s house and included the giant peach famous in the Roald Dahl tale. We used the national day as a stimulus to help pupils with their writing and other topic work over two weeks.

“We celebrate the work of Roald Dahl every year and the children absolutely love all of his stories. It’s a hook which really engages the pupils, particularly the boys.

The theme is used to link with as many subjects as possible. The children absolutely love it; there’s a real buzz around the school as it’s something different for them.”

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