Celebrating famous author

Pupils and staff at The Duke's Middle School, in Alnwick, gathered together to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.
Pupils and staff at The Duke's Middle School, in Alnwick, gathered together to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.

Pupils and staff at The Duke’s Middle School, in Alnwick, gathered together to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.

The day was spent in costume with pupils completing Roald Dahl-themed lessons and joining in with the live national broadcast on the Puffinlive website.

The Year 7 pupils took part in a Play for a Day theatre workshop run by the Konflux Theatre. They spent the day rehearsing their performance skills and then delivered a whole school play which explored the inspiration behind Roald Dahl’s stories and his imaginative use of vocabulary which has entertained children through the generations.

The British children’s author, who died in 1990, is famous for writing classics like Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.