The Library Summer Programme welcomes authors, storytellers, scriptwriters, politicians, musicians and dancers once again this year when the school library becomes a social, cultural and intellectual hub.
Back by popular demand is TV’s Waterloo Road scriptwriter, Philip Dodds, who will be helping prospective Royds students make the transition from primary to secondary school as they participate in some fun workshops in the library on June 25th. This year the Waterloo Road scriptwriter will be helping Key Stage 3 students create characters for the purpose of devising and performing a scene.
New to the Summer programme this time is a group of pupils who are members of the Library’s Readers for Stage and Screen Group. They will be performing ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ adapted from Roald Dahl’s short story by the same name. The prospective actors and actresses first heard Dahl’s Tale of the Unexpected’ during the Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR Day) at Royds School. For the event, which is about promoting reading for Literacy, all students and staff spent the first 15 minutes of every lesson reading the same short story. The students enjoyed the event so much, which is not surprising. They found the story gripping because Dahl manifests in his adult tales that he is a master of suspense.