So please, oh please, we beg we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place your can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
It was splendiferously exciting to see such a scrumdiddlyumptious group of chiddlers dressed for the annual celebration of Dahlicious Day at Talbot Heath Junior School. Many of the pupils were transformed into colourful characters from the beloved books of children’s author Roald Dahl, whilst others were dressed as either Dahl himself, or in yellow: Dahl’s favourite colour. Their morning assembly offered some interesting facts about Dahl where the children were surprised to learn thatCharlie and the Chocolate Factory was written 50 years ago in 1964.
During the day, many of the girls were engaged in literacy activities to celebrate their appreciation of Dahl’s books. Once again, they had fun, raised money for charity AND learnt new things about being creative. As Roald Dahl wrote in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: “A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” The educational ‘nonsense’ raised a superb £200 for the Dahlicious Charity which raises funds for specialist nurses, equipment, care and support for sick children. Thank you to all those who participated (and to the parents for their imaginative help with the wonderful costumes.)