New partnership announced to inspire young writers

roalddahl.gifTwo major organisations have joined forces to inspire the next generation of writers. 

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

The plan include Roald Dahl favourites 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 introducing ideas around friendship, behaviour, identity and reward. 

Wakefield-based YPO, which last year supported the event celebrating the storyteller’s centenary “Roald Dahl 100”, 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 plan to life.

YPOs commercial director Jo Marshall is delighted to announce the partnership and 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 added: “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.

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