Roald Dahl Day lesson - The Power of Words

Watch on-demand on Friday 13th September

Join BBC Teach in celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Friday, 13th September 2019, with a very special interactive lesson and digital event aimed at primary school pupils aged 7 to 11.

© The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited / Quentin Blake 2019

This year's theme for Roald Dahl Day is bravery, and we're exploring 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, made exclusively available on BBC Teach at 8am on the day.

Produced in partnership with Puffin Schools, the lesson features extracts from Roald Dahl texts read by some famous faces to encourage pupils to think about characterisation, conflict in storytelling and persuasive language in the most giganticus way!

Watch free online across the day at a time convenient to you and join in live by sharing your students' work with us via email and social media. A selection of the students' contributions will be reflected right here on the BBC Teach website.

How to get involved

A full lesson guide for teachers and accompanying activity sheets will be made available closer to the day that you can use with your class during the lesson.

We need your ideas! At the beginning of the show, we’ll be asking students all over the country to think about a time that 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.

Send your students’ ideas and memories in to with the subject Roald Dahl Day on or before 4th September and they could be featured in the show.

If you’re going to be watching, send in the name of your school and class and you could see your school name mentioned on the show.

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