Roald Dahl Literacy Project for KS2 Pupils

We’re delighted to announce that we are relaunching our exciting Roald Dahl Literacy Project for KS2 pupils!

2022 will be our eleventh year of running the project which has seen primary schools from all across Herefordshire participate. It constitutes five sessions, engaging children with drama whilst covering key elements of the literacy curriculum.

Two young children wearing sandwich boards, one says 'Roald Dahl' the other says 'The Twits'  A child lying on the floor wearing fake animal ears on a head band children on stage, dressed in costumes performing A group of children posing around another child, wearing a sign around his neck that says 'home made cider' Four children in brightly coloured t-shirts, standing on stage. Two children are reaching out their hands to touch each other


Education Officer and Youth Theatre Leader Becky Cook tells us more…

“The Roald Dahl Literacy project is one of my favourite projects of the year! Roald Dahl created some of the most wonderful characters and stories that continue to inspire kids (and big kids!) today. In our workshops, classes devise, script, and create their own performance. The pupils then get to perform it on The Courtyard’s main house stage!

This will be my sixth year delivering the project. The creativity, enthusiasm, and ideas that the young people bring to the sessions are amazing! The workshops develop key literacy skills, communication, confidence, and teambuilding – and of course we have a lot of fun too! The workshops are accessible to the whole class with a role for everyone. From budding scriptwriters to prop makers to performers, there really is a part for everyone to be fully involved and engaged.

After the workshops, classes can spend a day at The Courtyard. Whilst here, they have a dress rehearsal, backstage tour, and workshops. Then in the evening, the class performs their Roald Dahl story to friends and family on the main house stage alongside other primary schools. It really is a magical evening as a result of the hard work and support from teachers, parents and of course, the incredible students themselves!”

Join Us for a Roald Dahl Literacy Project Taster Workshop

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day and our Roald Dahl literacy project for KS2 pupils, we are running a free Facebook Live workshop. The workshop will be a 30 minute Roald Dahl themed drama session. Visit our Facebook event page at 10am on Monday 13 September to take part!

Don’t miss out this wonderful project. For more information, please contact