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Fandiddlytastic! Telford school builds its own Roald Dahl museum - watch the video

By Mat Growcott | Telford | Education | Published:

The crazy characters and familiar locations of Roald Dahl have been brought to life in a school hall.

Pupils at Lightmoor Village Primary School in Telford have been learning all about the children's author over the last half term, using his novels across English, maths and art.

But wanting to go one step further, the school decided to build a "museum" dedicated to the author's work.

Roald Dahl exhibition

And members of the public have been invited to go in and see the results of the hard work of both pupils and teachers.

Lucy Cowan, deputy head at the school, said: "We wanted to boost children's writing and get them enthusiastic about stories.

"Each of the areas have different sounds and smells, as well as different things to do. It's displaying the work that pupils have done over the half term.

Alfie Bonas and Emily Hemsley, both 10, with the Fantastic Mr Fox display

"Everything has been made by staff and pupils at the school. Students have absolutely loved it and their response has been amazing. They've all been impressed by each other's work."

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Lucy said that it had been great to see everybody work as a team.

"Staff members were all here until really late to set it up, their children were staying late," she said. "Everybody has worked together. It's definitely something we'll do again.

"It's really helped with the children's enthusiasm for reading and writing. The children have really got into the characters and the texts. Parents have been really enthusiastic about it as well, because they remember Roald Dahl from when they were in school.

"We also had a book fair last week at school, and the amount of children buying Dahl books was fantastic."

Entry to the school will be free, although donations will be accepted.

"Any money raised will help fund us to do something like this again," Lucy said.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist - @MGrowcott_Star

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