Kids cel­e­brate Roald Dahl

Pupils dress to im­press on au­thor’s birth­day

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Front Page - Stephen Couse

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


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