The Danny offers schoolchildren exciting, hands-on learning experiences and an authentic encounter with the past. It is not something they will have done before, and their enthusiasm has brought the Danny, and their learning, to life. "What I liked best about the Danny" wrote one year 5 pupil from Aston by Sutton Primary, "is that it is a great adventure".
It offers a chance to explore the history and significance of their local waterways through hands on exploration of an authentic historic vessel, crewed by people who worked on those waterways in their heyday. Visits open up the opportunity to see scientific principles clearly demonstrated in the workings of the steam engine of this 1903 vessel. Geography fieldwork skills, art sketchbook skills and activities, writing skills - workshops on the Danny offer easy opportunities to develop children's learning holistically, across a range of areas on the curriculum, in a way that engages and inspires.