Wonderful Dahl-ing! Lantern kids celebrate centenary since Roald Dahl’s birth

Wonderful Dahl-ing! Lantern kids celebrate centenary since Roald Dahl’s birth

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There’s never a Dahl moment at The Lantern School in Ely. Actually on Friday, year two students got to experience a whole Dahl day!

The children were taking part in celebrations across the country to celebrate 100 years since the birth of legendary children’s writer Roald Dahl, the talent behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Matilda, The Witches, The Twits and The BFG – to name just a few!

img_4178Born on September 13, 1916, in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl became a fighter pilot, novelist, poet and screenwriter, selling over 250 million copies across the globe.

As well as writing popular kids’ fiction, including Matilda, The Witches, The Twits and The BFG, he also penned dark adult fiction, including Tales of the Unexpected.

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Many of his stories were illustrated by Quentin Blake, including his hilarious collection of Revolting Rhymes – a poetic twist on classic children’s fairytales.

Special events are being held across Cambridgeshire to commemorate Dahl.

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Earlier this month children at Spring Meadows School and The King’s School in Ely dressed up as their favourite Dahl characters from books including Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and The Enormous Crocodile.

How many Dahl characters can you spot?