Skegness

Year 7 Skegness Grammar School students celebrate Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday with fancy dress

Year 7 students at Skegess Grammar School dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters to celebrate what would have been the famous author’s 101st birthday on Wednesday, September 13.

As part of the school’s first house competition of the academic year, Charlie Bucket and Matilda were just some of the characters on display which were inspired by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Roald Dahl, who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, is well-known for his timeless children’s books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda, with much of his work turned into successful film adaptations, with last year’s The BFG the most recent.

Costume competitions, activities and quizzes were held throughout the day.

Heather Scott, interim principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “This is a superb way for students to begin their academic careers with us at Skegness Grammar School.

“Students begin their educational lives with us in a fun yet creative way, supported by their House Captains and gaining points for their House, as well as further developing their interest in literature.”