Writing challenge celebrates work of Roald Dahl

A WRITING challenge was set as creative youngsters celebrated the work of Roald Dahl.

Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, marked Roald Dahl Day with a focus on writing short stories.

Kirstie Clark, acting deputy headteacher, said: “Writing is a big focus of ours this year, so we decided to set a competition to mark Roald Dahl Day.

“Children in all year groups were challenged to write complete stories in less than 100 words. That is quite a challenge, but we saw some lovely examples produced.

“The challenge taught pupils they could write creative and imaginative pieces without having to write pages and pages of text. It showed them they can get a good quality piece of work in a much smaller context.”

When pupils arrived at school, they found a golden egg, dragon and chest full of treasure had appeared on site.
The discovery sparked pieces of speculative writing about where they could have come from, what could be inside the egg, as well as descriptive articles.

Throughout the day, pupils read Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon to get them thinking about how everyone is different on the outside but inside everyone is the same.

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