Matilda’s Brilliant Book Bags

Matilda Workshop

Using Roald Dahl’s Matilda and her love of reading as inspiration, this fun craft workshop, aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2, will provide opportunities to explore museum collections and make a souvenir book bag to take home.


Curriculum Links (reading):

-Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

-Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

-Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage


In this workshop, pupils will:

-Recap the story of Matilda and investigate her links to Buckinghamshire

-Discuss how Roald Dahl gathered inspiration from the world around him for story writing

-Explore museum objects to generate ideas

-Create a design on a canvas book bag to take back to school


Further details:

Key Stage 1 and 2 Workshop

Half Day Workshop (90 minutes). Book a second workshop to make a whole day visit.

Price: £6.50 per pupil (minimum charges apply)

Max 45 pupils per session

1 free staff member per every 6 children

Lunch rooms available on request at time of booking (FREE with a whole day visit)


For a whole day visit, why not book our Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Experience workshop.

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