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Roald Dahl Day at Copenhagen School

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15 September, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

YEAR 1 pupils at a primary school in King’s Cross showed off their handwriting skills at the start of reading and writing classes this week.

Pupils Halima, 5, and Talea, 5, proudly displayed the letters of the alphabet they had neatly written down. Their handwriting was marked “beautiful” by their teacher.

Pupils celebrated Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday – on what would have been the much-loved author’s 101st birthday. The anniversary celebrates his stories

and aims to promote the joy of reading. The school is working with United Way Charity to create a “reading oasis”

at the school. Assistant head Rebecca Thomson said: “Reading and writing are a high priority for Copenhagen Primary School. Handwriting is a crucial aspect of both. Research suggests that the earlier a child begins to use cursive script, the better these wide-reaching skills will be.

“Celebrating Roald Dahl Day is key to promoting the joy of reading.”

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