Romford pictures: Fantastic foxes and oompa loompas at school’s Roald Dahl day

Students at Oakfields Montessori School's dressed up for Dahlicious day (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Students at Oakfields Montessori School's dressed up for Dahlicious day (photo: Arnaud Stephenson) - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Many wonderful surprises awaited the students of Oakfields Montessori School on Friday as they entered the magical worlds of Roald Dahl.

The school in Harwood Lane, Upminster, was filled with oompa loompas, Big Friendly Giants, crocodiles and the formidable Mrs Trunchball, who took charge for the day supported by the Grand High Witch.

The Dahlicious theme ran through the school day with the children learning through the literature of the beloved author who penned works including Fantastic Mr Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Each year group was allocated a specific text to share and write about in their classrooms.

The day also included a drama and literacy workshop, storytelling sessions and the chance for pupils to create their very own chocolate factories.


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The celebration even made its way into the dining room where students were confronted by lunch options including The Witches’ Green Pea Soup, Mr Fox’s Boggis’ Chicken, The Twits’ Worm Spaghetti and Matilda’s Bogtrodden style chocolate cake.

Headteacher Laura Ciftci said: “It has been wonderful to take part in a National celebration of the authors work. Lots of fun has been had by all, but more importantly valuable learning has taken place.”

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