This Roald Dahl Day we've asked our friends to be inspired by the ever marvellous Matilda and share their very own 13 Acts of Bravery.
With the start of a new school year just behind us, Paperchase have shared 13 Acts of Bravery that will come in handy in the classroom or on the playground.
Be a Trendsetter
Get Stuck In
Whether you’re crafting, painting or tackling a giant chocolate cake like Bruce Bogtrotter - forget about mess and give it all you’ve got.
Paperchase have all kinds of styles, because there are all different kinds of people – and that’s a great thing! Not sure how to tackle a problem? Ask someone with a different point of view to yours.
Make Someone’s Day
It doesn’t take a lot to turn someone else’s day around. If someone in your class has a new bag or notebook that you like – tell them!
Protect the Planet
Talk to Someone New
Starting at a new school can be scary, even if your headteacher’s not the Trunchbull. If there’s somebody new in your class, be the first to smile and say hello – they could be your best friend by the end of the week.
Bravery in Books
Need a little boost to feel bold on the first day back at school? Carry your bravest book in your backpack (we recommend Matilda).
Swim Against the Tide
Some people are happy to follow the crowd, and that’s okay – but don’t feel like you have to. Even if it’s not what everyone else is doing, going your own way can pay off in the end!
Stick up for Others
Just like Matilda stuck up for her friends, if there’s someone you spot that might need a hand, don’t be afraid to speak up.
If you’re already sure of your unique style for this school year, but can’t find it in the shops, think outside the box. Try customising an old pencilcase or adding pin badges to a bag to create a look nobody else will have.
Try Something Different
You never know if you’ll be brilliant at something until you give it a go. Make it your mission this term to join a new club, play something new at lunchtime or audition for the school play.
Do Your Own Thing
Even though she knew the Trunchbull didn’t like them, Amanda Thripp wore her pigtails because they made her happy. Express yourself in whatever way feels right for you, and don’t worry about what others think.
Style Your Stationery
Looking for a refresh but not ready to let go of your old favourites? Try giving old folders or notebooks a new look by covering them in wrapping paper.