Diary Dates: Roald Dahl Day with BBC Teach

12 July 2019

The countdown to Roald Dahl Day on Friday 13 September has begun. This year's theme is bravery and leading the celebrations is the ever-ingenious Matilda. There are lots of ways you can celebrate and we're  excited to announce that BBC Teach is creating a very special lesson that you can watch in your classroom! It'll feature extracts from all your favourite Roald Dahl stories, read by some very famous faces (more details coming soon) and encourage pupils to think about characterisation, conflict in storytelling and language in the most giganticus way!

At the beginning of the show, students all over the country will be asked to think about a time they've been brave, using that episode from their lives to create their very own characters and stories. This could be anything from moving to a new house, starting in a new class or the first time they've been on a roller coaster. For a chance to feature, send in the name of your school or  your students' ideas and memories to teach.bbc@bbc.co.uk with the subject line Roald Dahl Day before Wednesday 4 September!

The show is free to watch online throughout the day at a time that's convenient for you and will be available from 8AM - check out the BBC Teach website to find out more about the line-up and for activity sheets to using during the show.

In the meantime, you'll find lots of Roald Dahl and Matilda-inspired fun here on the website, including lesson plans with extracts, a printable Matilda reading diary, and even draw-along videos with Quentin Blake! Hop over to the Roald Dahl website to get this year's party pack.

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