Roald Dahl Charity Launches Phizz-whizzing Workshop Series

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Vicky Hewlett
Posted on
10:55am, 15th June
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Charity
photo of Ed Petrie, Richie Driss and Jodie Whittaker

Supported by Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, Blue Peter Presenter, Richie Driss and CBBC Presenter, Ed Petrie

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity has created a series of Phizz-whizzing Workshops to teach primary school age children about core values including bravery, empathy, resilience and kindness. The workshops highlight the charity’s work, the vital role its Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses play in supporting over 21,000 seriously ill children across the UK and why these values are important to foster better understanding of the challenges faced by children with lifelong illnesses.

Phizz-whizzing Workshops graphic

The workshops, which have been developed in partnership with national children’s radio station, Fun Kids Radio, are designed to encourage families to take part in fundraising activities for the charity through a competition to come up with their best fundraising idea.

The winning idea will be picked by Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, Blue Peter Presenter, Richie Driss and CBBC Presenter, Ed Petrie and launched by the charity as part of its Roald Dahl Day* fundraising activities. The winner will also win a bundle of Roald Dahl prizes. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist nurses and support to seriously ill children and has created the workshops to stimulate conversation between parents and their children about the challenges faced by children with lifelong illnesses as they are more likely to experience bullying. A study found that 96 per cent of parent carers said that their disabled child has been bullied at school**.

Each workshop, which is presented by the charity’s mascot, Marvin the crocodile (designed by renowned Roald Dahl illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake) has a fun challenge for children to complete to further their understanding and there are accompanying worksheets and certificates to download.

Louise Griew, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Fun Kids Radio to develop these engaging resources for parents and children to highlight the vital work carried out by our network of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses, as well as the challenges faced by children with lifelong illnesses. We hope that families enjoy what we’ve created and are inspired by the competition to start fundraising for the charity so we can provide even more Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses to support seriously ill children across the UK.”

Sign up to access the Phizz-whizzing Workshops and activities here

*Roald Dahl Day takes place on or around Roald Dahl’s birthday on the 13th September. Children and schools across the UK are encouraged to fundraise for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity by dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl character and paying a £1. The Phizz-wizzing Workshops will give children and schools the option to come up with their own fundraising idea to do for Roald Dahl Day in place of or in addition to the charity’s Roald Dahl Dress Up Day.

** Bullying of children with disabilities in schools report, 2011.