Buckets’ Blankets

Buckets Workshop

This workshop designed for Key Stage 1 and 2 gets children thinking about ways to help others and share the beauty of the world around us, through museum objects.

Objectives (PHSE):

  • Learn about different types of family situations
  • Think about respecting the differences and similarities between people and recognising what they have in common with others physically and in background
  • Think about the importance of having compassion towards others, shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and how to show care and concern


In a typical 90-minute session pupils will:

  • Revisit the life of Charlie Bucket and his Grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Discuss the life and circumstances of Charlie’s poor family
  • Consider the things we could do to help Charlie’s bedridden Grandparents experience the outside world
  • Take inspiration from museum objects about the fantastic world around us
  • Turn this inspiration into a new bed quilt for Charlie’s Grandparents to take back to school


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, book our Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Experience workshop.

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