Revolting Rhymes inspires vital need to read sometimes

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CHILDREN had a day full of fun, dressing up and classic Roald Dahl poems as they promoted reading.

Pupils at Grove Road School were entertained by Revolting Rhymes read by storyteller Matt Stubbings from the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden.

Deputy headteacher Fiona Masters said: “That was a bit of a highlight and all the children joined in and teachers played parts of the stories.”

The day was organised by the school’s parent and teachers association on Thursday and teachers dressed up as fictional characters, including Roald Dahl’s Mrs Twit, the Hungry Caterpillar and Robin Hood’s men.

Meanwhile, Year 4 enjoyed an African stories theme.

A coffee morning and a book swap, which allowed children to buy second-hand books, raised money to buy new books for the school.

Mrs Masters said: “It is really important to have a fun focus for them for the day and reading is a core skill. Once you have mastered reading, you can master anything.”

Picture taken by Charlotte Hazeldine.