On Monday Year 3 pupils visited the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, where they found out more about the famous storyteller and his books.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is the home of many of Dahl’s manuscripts, letters and ‘Idea Books’. During their visit the group had the opportunity to find out about Roald Dahl’s school pranks, peek into the author’s original Writing Hut, and discover how Roald Dahl’s real-life adventures inspired his stories.

There was plenty of activities on offer and our pupils were quick to strike a pose with the Matilda statue within the Museum courtyard.

During their time in the ‘Story Centre’, Year 3 learnt about how an initial idea can be rewritten several times before it becomes the final work of fiction. They took part in word exercises to create rhymes and verses and got creative making characters out of various cut-outs. There was also the chance to dress up as characters from their favourite books!

The children all thoroughly enjoyed their trip and had plenty of fun learning more about Roald Dahl and getting creative with costumes, poems and art.