Kids celebrate Roald Dahl
Pupils dress to impress on author’s birthday
Pupils at St Stephen’s Primary once again celebrated the school’s annual Roald Dahl day in style.
The author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Witches would have been 101 years old last week.
And youngsters at the Coatbridge school paid tribute to the great man by dressing up in colourful costumes depicting characters from his famous children’s books.
There were Oompa Loompas, a coven of witches, a few fantastic foxes, Matildas, George with his magic medicine and many more – and fortunately our photographer Tom Dick was on hand to capture all the fun.
Sandra McGhee, acting deputy head at St Stephen’s, told the Advertiser that pupils always enjoy reading from the famous writer’s work.
She enthused: “Children love Roald Dahl and that’s why we’ve celebrated him for the last six years.
“The pupils do literacy, maths, science and art, all within the Roald Dahl topic, so they’re being taught in a way that makes sense to them.”
The youngsters took part in a parade on Friday afternoon for prizes for the best pieces of work relating to Roald Dahl.
Roald playing All of the outfits and props were very impressive
Animal magic Fantastic Mr Fox fans Joseph McNee, top, and Robbie Sweeney
Seal of approval Damon Orrick (back), Liam Gray and Weronika Sajeweska have fun
Cracking costumes Olivia Silvestro, Faria Barri and Lucia Silvestro were dressed up as Oompa Loompas and a wonderful witch
Standing tall together These girls show it was very much a team effort as they prepare for the prizes parade at St Stephen’s Primary
Hair today... There was some splendid facial hair on display among this group of boys paying tribute to Dahl’s literary creations
Choc-a-block with fun Max Cairney was the lucky recipient of a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired Golden Ticket