Dahl-icious day of dressing up for charity!
Published 8 Oct 2012 16:23 0 Comments
Children from Dalgety Bay Primary School dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl characters.
Picture: Ted Milton
OOMPA-LOOMPAS, witches and giant peaches took over two West Fife schools as they marked a Dahl-icious day of dressing up for charity.
Saline and Dalgety Bay primary schools celebrated Roald Dahl Day by inviting their pupils to put on colourful displays and come into school dressed as their favourite character from the author's books.
The Big Read, a sponsored read-a-thon that encourages kids to try out a variety of new books over a two-month period, was launched at Saline and parents, teachers and pupils all pitched in to raise money for new books for the school.
The school also held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research to run alongside the Roald Dahl celebrations and raised £150 between the two causes.
Lorraine Dobie, secretary at Saline Primary, said, "The kids got right into the spirit and we had a fantastic response.
"It was all about incorporating a good cause with the reading. A few parents came along to read in class and it really got the children's attention, some of them were very good at telling stories."
Dalgety Bay Primary had a similarly successful day and raised £270 for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity which specialises in helping kids with serious or rare blood disorders and brain injuries.
Children were encouraged to don a costume or dress all in yellow - Dahl's favourite colour.
Tamsin Johnston, the school's headteacher, said, "It was great to see such a wide variety of outfits. A lot of the children know about Roald Dahl as he's one of their favourite authors, but it was important to talk about why the charity is such an important one to support."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 08 Oct 12