On Thursday, Year Four pupils boarded the school minibuses, filled with excitement for their trip to Cadbury World. On arrival, they learnt about the Cadbury family, their faith, Bournville, and Victorian working conditions. Learning was really brought to life, with lots of opportunities for dressing up and testing of senses.
Next up, the pupils went on a tour to discover about Chocolate’s Aztec origins. Year Four’s humanities topic is currently “The Aztecs”, so pupils were excited to share their existing knowledge and build upon this. They followed the cocoa bean on its journey through history, first being used as bitter drink enjoyed by the Mayans and Aztecs. The Aztecs, Colonial Explorers, the rise of cocoa, The Cadbury Family, social responsibility and Fair Trade were all covered in the informative session.
During the trip, pupils learnt about the history of Cadbury Chocolate. It was inspiring to learn about the world famous chocolate and its production. No visit to Cadbury World would be complete without a spot of taste testing; luckily, pupils were given the opportunity to temper and taste chocolate.
The history of advertising chocolate gave the pupils plenty of food for thought as they received a crash course in advertising. The penultimate activity of the day was the 4-D adventure, which provided pupils with plenty of spills and thrills. A visit to the Cadbury Shop signalled the end of the trip and the journey back to school was fuelled by lots of chocolate and many other sweet treats!
The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and staff alike. It is wonderful to be able to undertake educational trips that really help to reinforce lessons taught in the classroom. The visit to Cadbury World not only helped bring the Aztec topics to life but it has also laid the foundations for next term’s English text: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.