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Doncaster schools compete in Dahl-ightful quiz

16 Sep 2020

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Doncaster Stories celebrated Roald Dahl Story Day this week with a themed quiz for three local primary schools.

Roald Dahl Story Day takes place every year on 13 September, which is Roald Dahl’s birthday, and celebrates children’s favourite stories, characters and moments all over the world. Roald Dahl’s stories have a special place in our hearts at Doncaster Stories because they have inspired many of our activities, town-wide book giveaways, and even our launch event.

On Monday we marked the occasion by hosting a special quiz between Townfield Primary School, Plover Primary School, and St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School who all competed over Zoom to be crowned Roald Dahl champions. Children took part in rounds covering everything from Roald Dahl trivia to best character impressions and there was even a drawing round in which children had to create their very own Willy Wonka with some top tips from illustrator Phil Sheppard.

All three of the schools won books for their school libraries and a special congratulations went to St Peter’s Catholic Primary School who scored the most points and won a whopping 18 books! This was our first ever virtual event and now that schools have reopened, we’re exploring different ways to engage children with literacy from a safe distance.

And the Roald Dahl fun doesn’t stop there! We are also offering every child in Doncaster a chance to win a bundle of books with our Roald Dahl at home trail. To take part, simply download the activity and send us photos of all five completed challenges to In return, we’ll send you some free books and goodies for you to keep.

“Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon participating in the virtual Roald Dahl workshop organised by Doncaster Stories. A great time was had by all and we won lots of great books for the school.”

Teacher from St. Peter's Catholic Primary School

“My son really enjoyed it – thanks!”

A parent on social media

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