Roald Dahl lesson plans announcement
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YPO supports creation of Roald Dahl lesson plans

By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has announced its partnership with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create lesson plans on each of the world-famous author’s best-known stories.

The plans include Roald Dahl stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Fantastic Mr Fox, to deliver engaging and creative lessons on writing and reading as well as teaching ideas around friendship, behaviour, identity and reward.

Wakefield-based YPO, which last year supported ‘Roald Dahl 100’, a celebration of the storyteller’s centenary, is now one of Roald Dahl Literary Estates’ official educational resources partners. The not-for-profit company provides all the products and resources a teacher would ever need to bring the lesson plans to life. Products include pens, glue sticks, tissue paper, stencils, scissors as well as resources to encourage pupil interaction and creativity.

YPO’s commercial director Jo Marshall said: “We’re thrilled to support these splendiferous lesson plans with our products, and ultimately helping teachers to deliver literacy and PSHE objectives. Last year YPO were delighted to be part of the 100 celebrations and we’re just as excited to continue our support into 2017.”

Roald Dahl Literary Estate’s marketing manager Bernie Hall said: “Having joined forces so effectively in 2016 to mark Roald Dahl 100, we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with YPO. We’re always looking at fresh and impactful ways to support and inspire teachers through the power of Roald Dahl’s amazing stories and characters. We hope that our new lesson plans will excite teachers and students alike, across the curriculum.”

The first lesson plan in the series that YPO has supported is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and can be downloaded now. Other lesson plans will follow throughout the year and will all be available to download.