Bridging the Gap to get your class Writing – Roald Dahl Museum & Story Center (CPD)

Have you ever asked your class to “write about…” “use your imagination to…” or “think of a character…” and been met by lots of blank faces?!  We’ll help you to bridge the gap for your class to get writing!  You can expect to be a little creative yourself, work with examples of Roald Dahl’s own creative techniques and take away some new ideas to try in the classroom.

CPD Session Objectives or Leaning Outcomes:

  • Understand that input and stimulus are needed for children to use their imagination
  • Be confident that they know a range of techniques that they can use in the classroom to support this process
  • Know that teachers are creative themselves
  • Understand more about the programmes offered at the Roald Dahl Museum

CPD Session Leader/s: Natalie Wallace, Charlotte Hollis, Amy Coleman

Natalie has been Learning Manager at the Roald Dahl Museum since 2016.  Before that, she worked in community & learning teams across a variety of heritage settings, including historic houses and gardens.  And before that (!), she was a secondary English teacher for 14 years.

Charlotte has been a Learning Officer at the Roald Dahl Museum since 2021, after starting as a Learning Session Leader in 2018. She’s worked and volunteered at a range of historic sites and museums such as Stonehenge and Tyntesfield National Trust. Creativity is a key part of Charlotte’s day-to-day outside of work too; being a volunteer Embroidery Tutor with Fine Cell Work.

Amy has been Learning Operations Officer at the Roald Dahl Museum since 2017. Her background is in fine art and when not at the museum she can be found in her artist studio. She has experience running intuitive abstract painting workshops aimed at supporting participants to have fun, experiment and create confidently without fear or expectation of a fixed outcome.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is based in the village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England. Roald Dahl lived in the village for 36 years and wrote all of his children’s stories from his Writing Hut in his garden. The Museum is the home of Roald’s archive and visitors can see the author’s Writing Hut on display in the galleries.

Our founding objective as a charity is to further the education of the public in the art of literature and creativity, by running a museum and literature centre based on the works of Roald Dahl.

Since the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre opened our doors in 2005, we have used the example of Roald Dahl’s creative craft to show that what he did, YOU can do too. More than a million people have visited the Museum to date, including an average of 10,000 schoolchildren every year.





This session will take place in the Primary Education Breakout room