Schools celebrate peach of a fund-raising day

St James Middle School kids dress as Roald Dahl characters for the day. Front is Amy Baker.
St James Middle School kids dress as Roald Dahl characters for the day. Front is Amy Baker.
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OOMPA-Loompas, Big Friendly Giants and Matildas descended on schools for a chapter of Roald Dahl themed fund-raising.

Inspired by the celebrated author’s work, pupils and staff at St Edmundsbury primary and St James’ middle schools, in Bury, donned colourful costumes for the Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

Roald Dahl day at St Edmundsbury Primary School in bury.

Roald Dahl day at St Edmundsbury Primary School in bury.

The event was in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps seriously ill children with lifelong neurological and blood disorders.

At St Edmundsbury, which raised £90, Key Stage Two pupils wrote stories based on his books and read them to younger children. The school also held a cake sale.

Children at St James Middle amassed £433.

n Meanwhile, St James has received £150 worth of WH Smith vouchers after staff at the Bury store nominated the school as one of the beneficiaries of the WH Smith Trust Schools Giveaway.