Thanks to everyone who put so much effort into dressing up for the final day of Roald Dahl week. The school was awash with students and staff in costume and £375 was raised for charity by donations from those taking part.
During the final day’s assembly Mr Duguid explained about the lexicon of Roald Dahl and ruminated on the inspiration for his words. The term 'gremlin' was originally used by the RAF to describe a malfunction of equipment and it was appropriated by Dahl as the title of his first children’s book.
Mr Duguid then discussed the possible origins of other well known Dahl-isms, including oompa-loompa. He concluded by saying: ‘My favourite word is frobscottle, the drink that all giants drink in the BFG with its downward popping bubbles. What I love about frobscrottle is that it always ends in a massive great whizzpopper!’
Miss Stringer commended all the students and staff on their costumes and handed out prizes to the winners of the library competition. Thanks go to Mr Duguid who organised and promoted the week, the library who supported the activities and finally to all of the staff and students who made the first literacy week at Brooke Weston so memorable.