In 2019, the Danny offers half and full day experiences aimed at Key Stage 2 Primary pupils on board the Danny at our berths on the beautiful River Weaver.
A full day includes:
- History: Exploring the significance of the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Weaver; idetifying historic features on the Danny, discussing what has changed on the Danny and on the waterways in how they are used and who uses them
- STEM: Exploring the engine room, seeing scientific principles being put to use to make the Danny work (forces, pulleys, levers, change of state, chemical change).
- Geography: Map reading, compass skills, treasure hunt, features of rivers
- Art and Design: Sketchbook skills - exploring the environment texture, detail, outline and colour
- Literacy: Interview skills, short writing activities capturing the experience on board the Danny
- Music (dependent on specific personnel, as based on live music): learn and perform songs relating to the history of the Danny and the science of steam; learn how a shanty worked; create your own song.
Above all, the day provides fun and immediate access to the great resource that is the Danny and equally to the great resource that is the expertise and experience of the volunteers.
We provide a full itinerary and risk assessment for you to work from, as well as a learning pack including activities for the classroom before and after the visit in order to maximise the children's learning and enjoyment. We can also arrange classroom visits to present the context of the Danny or bring in handling objects to inspire the children's curiosity.
To enquire about dates or for more information, contact Learning and Participation Manager Cathriona Bourke at [email protected]