News and Events Articles

One column layout

19 March 2021

World Book Day - a tale of revenge

World Book Day - a tale of revenge

For our World Book Day Assembly on Friday 12 March, the children at The Hampshire School Chelsea were visited by the loathsome duo Mr & Mrs Twit. We were granted the honour of a culinary demonstration that ended in the most gruesome of ways, with Mr Twit unwittingly being fed squiggly worms by his bitter co-conspirator. Roald Dahl's repugnant classic is ripe for analysis; revenge is a key theme of this novel as, later on, it tells the tale of endangered birds and monkeys who have been mistreated by the Twits and subsequently seek revenge against them. However, we also see revenge take place within their marriage, with the Twits often playing dastardly tricks on one another, as we saw in our assembly! The Twits, one of Roald Dahl's shortest and most popular books, contains two of his most vile characters who often tread a line between wickedness and exhilaration. There are themes that thread through Dahl's writing such as bullying and comically repellent personality types that allow children to engage with his literature with ease and fascination.

Roald Dahl was an inspirational author in many ways, seeing childhood as complicated; far removed from the idyll portrayed by many classic writers for children in the first half of the 20th Century. He created characters that allow his young readers to respond viscerally and to imagine the unimaginable. Roald Dahl was a complex character himself; an author who will continue to encourage debate and whose writing will feature prominently in the imaginations of children and adults for many more years to come.

News

  • 13 July 2021

    End of year photo

    This year due to Year group bubbles we were unable to have a traditional full School photograph, that didn't stop us though, we worked with a photogra...

  •  Year Ones learning journey

    13 July 2021

    Year One's learning journey

    What a busy time Year One has had! The children have been such a joy to teach as they all genuinely love learning.

  • Sports Day

    13 July 2021

    Sports Day

    We held our school Sports Day on Monday 5 July at Battersea Park Millennium Arena. The children had been practicing the different running, jumping an...

  •  Independent Schools of the Year Awards

    13 July 2021

    Independent Schools of the Year Awards

    We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Healthy Eating Award’ and a group shortlist for an ‘outstanding response to Covid-19 ...

  • Bubble Buddys

    13 July 2021

    Bubble Buddys

    Year Two and Three have put in an excellent effort to improve their independent reading this year. They were thrilled to have a chance to show off the...

  • Art Exhibition Competition Winners

    13 July 2021

    Art Exhibition Competition Winners

    Art Exhibition Competition Winners

Click here to view our news archive
Two column layout

 

The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel: +44[0] 207 352 7077
Admissions: admissions@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk
Enquiries: info@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk