13 Acts of Bravery | Roald Dahl Day 2019

13 Sep 2019

This year Roald Dahl Day is centred around Matilda and celebrating her remarkable bravery in standing up for what is right. Keep reading to find out the 13 Acts of Bravery you can take from Matilda’s story.

Be a Little Bit Naughty

Sometimes life can be unfair, but with courage – and maybe just a little bit of mischief – you can totally change your story.  

Put it Right

If you spot someone stepping out of line, don’t just sit around or take it on the chin – speak up! Even if you’re little, you can do a lot.

Share your Smarts

If there’s someone in your class with a thousand questions, lend them a hand and share what you know. 

Take the First Small Step

All you need to do is start with one small action (like knocking on the Trunchbull’s door). What are you waiting for?

Be Loud

Mrs Wormwood is perhaps not the best of role models, but she’s not afraid to stick out from the crowd. 

Cheer on your Friends

Whether your friends are brilliant readers or have an endless appetite for chocolate cake, celebrate their talents and let them be your hero. 

Be Smart, Be Really Really Smart

Challenge yourself to keep learning, no matter how smart you already are – but maybe don’t try and learn everything from the big beautiful box o’ facts!

Share a Story

Telling stories can help capture the magic of the world. You can brighten the day of anyone listening – especially if the story does have a happy ending.

Remember what Matters

It can be easy to get wrapped up in your thoughts and emotions – but don’t lose sight of what matters to you most. 

Be Just a Bit Different

It doesn’t matter one bit if you’re just a bit different from some of your friends. Celebrate your differences – you are all amazing!

Take Time to be Quiet

When the noise in your head seems incredibly loudit’s absolutely fine to take some time to relax and calm down.

Be Revolting Children…

… or adults! If there’s someone making your life a misery, band together. If you all disobey together there’s nothing the bully (or Trunchbull) can do!

Cover Yourself in (Chocolate) Glory

Just like Bruce and his infinite capacity for chocolate cake – if you have a talent, let it shine. Have your cake and eat it too!