Danny’s Caravans

Danny Roald Dahl Workshop

This workshop designed for Key Stage 2 draws on the story of Danny the Champion of the World, his unusual life, and his relationship with his father.


Objectives (PHSE):

  • Learn about diversity: what it means and about valuing diversity within communities
  • Think about stereotypes and how they can negatively influence behaviours and attitudes
  • Learn about prejudice and how to recognise actions which discriminate against others
  • Think about the roles different people (acquaintances, friends and relatives) play in our lives
  • Identify the people who love and care for them and what they do to help them feel cared for
  • Think about different types of families including those that may be different to their own
  • Identify common features of family life


In a typical 90-minute session pupils will:

  • Hear parts of Danny The Champion of the World and find out about the inspiration for Roald Dahl’s story
  • Discuss and compare the lives of Danny and his Dad to other children’s lives
  • Take a look at Romany caravan art and discuss discrimination
  • Use museum collections to produce a Romany folk-art inspired design
  • Make a model of caravan using your design
  • If time, write a keepsake note to a loved-one to place in your model caravan


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 further enquiries contact the Learning Team: learning@discoverbucksmuseum.org

For a whole day visit, book our Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Experience workshop.

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