Roald Dahl 100 at Big Pit

Big Pit Takeover

On Monday 21 November 2016, Year 6 pupils from Ysgol Bryn Onnen came to ‘takeover’ Big Pit and turn part of the museum into a home fit for The BFG as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day. Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh-language children’s laureate), Anni Llŷn, and rapper and hip hop educator Rufus Mufasa helped the pupils unleash their creativity through Roald Dahl inspired writing workshops. After interpreting their dreams by making Dream Jars, the pupils worked with Anni to create imaginary giants with words, before turning their creations into rap poetry with Rufus.

The highlight of the day was dressing the ‘King Coal’ underground simulation with the glittering Dream Jars to resemble The BFG’s cave, and performing and recording poems in the space.

The event was developed in partnership with Literature Wales as part of the South Wales Literature Development Initiative and the organisation’s Roald Dahl 100 Wales celebrations. Literature Wales will be supporting further writing workshops at the school.

This was a project developed in partnership with National Museums Wales and Torfaen County Borough Council.