The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Witches – Roald Dahl’s stories have entertained children across the world. Next week the biggest ever celebration of the famous children’s novelist is taking place to mark his 100th birthday. Youngsters across the globe will be enjoying events themed around the fantastic world that Dahl created through his popular books. At Bright Kids Nursery in Crabbs Cross children will be celebrating Dahl’s birthday by dressing up and enjoying some exciting activities.
Anita Shepherd, manager of the nursery, said: “Roald Dahl is famous for classic stories such as The Twits, James and the Giant Peach and George’s Marvellous Medicine. It isn’t surprising that his wonderful stories have led to more than 250 million books being sold throughout the world. We decided to celebrate his birthday on Tuesday by having a special day themed around his books. Children and staff will be dressing up as their famous character and taking part in some wonderful activities. This includes trying out some tasty chocolate and sweet treats as we set up our very own Wonka factory. Also, potions and lotions will be invented as the children create their very own marvellous medicine and BFG dreams. We will also be trying some peach delights and fruity pancakes, both inspired by James and the Giant Peach and Matilda.”
Anita said that encouraging the children to enjoy books, and reading, is an integral part of life at the nursery and they have a range of books for the children to enjoy. “Parents are being invited to attend on Tuesday – and they don’t need a golden ticket to attend either,” she said. “Literacy is an important part of the children’s lives here at the nursery and we want to help the children to not just read, but enjoy reading. If the children haven’t yet read Roald Dahl’s books they will have seen the films so they are familiar with the characters. It should be an exciting day with a few snozzberries, and hopefully no snozzcumbers.”