Skegness Grammar School hosts Dahlicious dress up day to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday

Year 7 students at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, dressed up in Roald Dahl-themed costumes to celebrate what would have been the author’s 101st birthday on Wednesday.


Inspired by costume ideas from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, students dressed up as their favourite characters from Roald Dahl’s extensive collection of stories as part of the first house competition of the school year. From Charlie Bucket with his golden ticket to James with his giant peach, students donned an array of exciting costumes as they competed for valuable points and prizes during inter-house competitions.


Ms Houlton, Subject Improvement Lead for English and Modern Foreign Languages at Skegness Grammar School, said: “Roald Dahl is an enormous favourite of our students as he captures their imagination in such a unique way.


“Students have created a wide range of creative costumes in honour of the author. Not only has this been a great way for our new Year 7 students to settle into life at Skegness Grammar School, but it has also been the perfect opportunity to celebrate one of the country’s most prolific and popular authors.”


In addition to the costume competition, various activities and quizzes were held in the school’s library, where students had the opportunity to win more prizes.




Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, aims to provide every student with a world-class education by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.


Being part of an educational community, sharing ideas and a love of learning is an important part of a child’s education. Offering a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best is vital to this.


As part of this vision, academies across the network are encouraged to celebrate literature and develop a thirst for learning throughout the year by taking part in national events such as World Book Day.


Heather Scott, Interim Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “This is a superb way for students to begin their academic careers with us at Skegness Grammar School.


“Students begin their educational lives with us in a fun yet creative way, supported by their House Captains and gaining points for their House, as well as further developing their interest in literature.”