Story time is Roald into reality as Stevenage kids celebrate author’s work

Staff and children dressed up for Roald Dahl day last Friday.

Staff and children dressed up for Roald Dahl day last Friday. - Credit: Archant

Children and staff at a Stevenage nursery dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters on Friday.

Busy Bees nursery paid tribute to some of the late author’s greatest books including Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Nursery manager Lisa Stevens said: “Story time is a very special part of nursery life, and the books of Roald Dahl have pride of place within our pre-school’s cosy book corners, and are a favourite with staff and children alike.”

Called Dahlicious Day, the event raised money for the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity – the Whitehorse Lane nursery’s chosen charity for 2015.

It works to improve the lives of seriously ill kids by giving out grants, and helps families to meet children’s needs.

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Lisa added: “We look to help charities that are aligned with our thinking: that children deserve the best possible start in life.

“Our partnership with the Roald Dahl team has afforded some fantastic opportunities to reach out to our children and parents some wonderful activities and events for our children at our nurseries and within their local communities throughout the year.”

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The nursery also raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with a cake stall on the day.

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