PUPILS and staff from Down Ampney Primary School got dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters to enjoy a day of activities.

Roald Dahl Day was marked on September 13 with a series of events centred around the imaginative world of the much-loved children's author.

Children balanced books on egg shells, made their own marvellous medicines, chocolate bars and expanding sweets, mirroring some of Roald Dahl's book.

They also based creative writing around some of the author's most popular books and some children were selected to take part in an art workshop learning to draw like Quentin Blake.

Six year old pupil Tom was asked to describe his enjoyment of reading Roald Dahl. ‘I find his made up words really funny and I want to find out if good things will finally happen to the characters,’ he said.

Headteacher Adam Clark said: “Magical days such as these are the ones which children will remember well in to their adult life which is why we think it is so important for our children at Down Ampney C of E Primary School.”

The school supported Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity with a donation made by the children and their families.

Every child left with a brand new Roald Dahl book, donated by Down Ampney School’s PTA.