“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
– Roald Dahl, The Minpins
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and to celebrate this important centenary, we are again in collaboration with other schools in Neath and Briton Ferry. The aim is once again to raise literacy skills and to also develop our Creative and Digital Competence.
Roald Dahl the world’s number one storyteller was actually Welsh. Both adults and children love reading his stories and our aim is to bring him back into Wales, especially Neath. Through working with Literature Wales we will use the magic of Roald Dahl’s words, stories and characters to inspire creativity and to take literature to new and unexpected places. Through using the characters from Roald Dahl’s books we are aiming to once again recreate a story from each of the schools involved. The schools involved in this venture are:
Tonnau Primary, Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary, Crynallt Primary, Cefn Saeson Comprehensive, Ynysmaerdy Primary, Brynhyfryd Primary, Melin Infants and Junior schools, Cwrt Sart Comprehensive and us at the Gnoll.
Staff have been meeting to discuss the way in which we aim to celebrate Roald Dahl and we are going to hold an exhibition in the Gwyn Hall on Tuesday 28th June, 2016. Please come along and share in the experiences.You will not be disappointed.
The children enjoyed the experience of creating the wonderful artwork and stories. This also had an impact on the quality of their writing and the level of their work. The videos below were created by each school, retelling their story about their character from Neath.