Roald Dahl Day lesson - The Power of Words

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Join BBC Teach in celebrating Roald Dahl Story Day with a very special interactive lesson and digital event aimed at primary school pupils aged 7 to 11.

2019's theme for Roald Dahl Day is bravery, and we explore the concept of being brave, standing up for what you believe in and using the power of words to change the world around you in this 35-minute programme.

Produced in partnership with Puffin Schools, the lesson features extracts from Roald Dahl texts read by Eniola Aluko, Bella Ramsey and Sir Michael Palin to encourage pupils to think about characterisation, conflict in storytelling and persuasive language in the most giganticus way!

Joining us in the studio are two special guests - actor, comedian and author Humza Arshad, and the editor of The Roald Dahl Thesaurus, Samantha Armstrong. This lesson includes a very special performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical.

This programme was first published in September 2019. Please note that we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

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About Roald Dahl Story Day

Find out more about Roald Dahl Story Day and other resources on Puffin Schools, or join the worldwide celebrations on the official Roald Dahl Story Day website.

Roald Dahl - Extracts