Year 4’s Trip to the Roald Dahl Museum

Year 4 had a great day at the Roald Dahl Museum.

It was a lovely crisp, sunny day and we arrived in Great Missenden and had a walk to the church. We found Roald Dahl’s gravestone and a special bench that had been made in honour of his work.

From there, we walked back through the quaint High Street to the museum.

We had an activity morning where we had to complete various activities which enabled us to learn more about Roald Dahl and how he worked. We also explored the Solo Gallery where we were able to see his writing room complete with chair and all the equipment he needed to write.

We then saw two more galleries and were able to dress up and sit in a replica chair. There was so much information to read and listen to.

After lunch, we had another workshop where we learned how to edit and how to use nonsense words, just like Roald Dahl.

We ended the day by taking a walk back up the High Street. We saw some of the places that inspired his books, the orphanage from the BFG, the petrol pumps from Danny the Champion of the World and the library from Matilda.

It was a fantastic day and we all discovered so much about Roald Dahl and also how to improve our own story writing.