The wagon is accompanied by an educational exhibition and activity pack to teach children and adults more about the Gypsy and Travelling communities and to explore themes of culture, heritage and identity and why these things matter to all of us.
Suitable events and learning settings include:
The educational pack includes:
Curriculum areas include:
Experienced facilitators will attend to offer interactive activities and information about the building of the wagon from scratch and how this was achieved.
A question and answer session on Gypsy Traveller culture and challenging negative stereotypes will also be offered.
Below are quotes from young people involved in the project:
“Some people paint us all with the same brush.”
“We have so much history and traditions going through the family we want to carry on with our own families when we are older.”
“No-one understands our culture and history and no-one respects it.”
“I feel proud of what we’ve made.”
“I love travelling around and not being settled for too long!”
“It’s made me realise that we have different histories and ways of living but we are all human beings at the end of the day.”
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Costs will vary depending on location and duration of hire.
Please contact EMTAS@salford.gov.uk or call 0161 778 0477 for further details.
We've produced some educational resources to make the exhibition even better, you can download a teacher's pack and a quiz sheet below.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.