Roald Dahl day celebrated in Sandwell

Roald Dahl day celebrated in Sandwell

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Children from St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School in Oldbury have been treated to a special performance to mark Roald Dahl Day on 13 September.

Roald Dahl day has been celebrated across Sandwell libraries with readings from his books, craft activities and special Roald Dahl inspired performances.

Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children’s services visited Oldbury Library to see the staff perform a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired play to children from St Francis Xavier. He said: “It’s hard to think that some of these books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, are more than 50 years old. The books are still inspiring to children and still manage to capture their imagination.

“Roald Dahl books are as popular as ever and it’s great to mark Roald Dahl Day with these events.”

Figures from 2017 show of the top ten books borrowed most often from Sandwell libraries of all genres, nine were Roald Dahl classics.

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