Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: School Workshops

Address: , ,

Contact: 07824 394919

Website: http://www.chocolatecollective.co.uk/

Description

Chocolate Collective run tailored chocolate making events relevant to the age of the children from 5-16 year old's. The workshops are visually stimulating and interactive making the workshop more interesting for the children. The workshop covers a variety of subjects, i.e. Geography, History, Maths, Science and Food & Technology.The workshop covers the history of chocolate, where chocolate originates from and chocolate production from chocolate bean to chocolate bar – (the five senses of chocolate) .

Please summarize why you are great to support learning.
We support learning as we cover the history of the chocolate and also the practical side by making the chocolate.

In the practical sessions we can tailor to individual/group/age

1. Lollipop making
2. Making individual chocolates using moulds and piping
3. Truffle making
4. Writing and painting in chocolate
5. 5 Senses and chocolates
6. Design, create, make and brand your own chocolate bar
7. Marketing your own brand of chocolate

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
DBS Certificate.

What does a typical school workshop visit include?
Pre-school & Primary Schools
As teachers will know, many primary schools have chosen chocolate as part of their National Curriculum studies and children are learning about chocolate through the early years, usually 1-6.

As part of this study children will learn about the history of chocolate. Where chocolate originated from and the origin of the chocolate bean. Then the process is discussed from the chocolate starting off as a bean and then the journey then to the chocolate bar.

This covers, subjects such as Geography – (country where originated from) Also, the history of chocolate dating back to the early years. Some aspects of Science are involved in the ingredients, food and nutrition and how the chocolate is made .

In the workshop, we discuss the literature content that has a chocolate theme, e.g. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Secondary School
In secondary schools children are studying chocolate in Science and Food Technology. So, why not run a chocolate event during their study period or end of year Enrichment Week.

Chocolate Collective run tailored chocolate making events, classes and lessons relevant to the age the children. If required, we are happy to reinforce your teaching by a short question and answer session on the topics of your choice too. The sessions are run within the school timetable and accommodate breaks and lunchtimes and are made visually informative.

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
http://twitter.com/#!/ChocCollective

What group sizes do you cater for?
Group sizes up to 34

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any other useful information?
We do not use teacher packs. There is a question and answer session at the end of the workshop

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio if appropriate?
No restrictions at all

Does your company have an education officer?
No. I run the workshops myself

What is the cost?
The cost of the workshop is £10.00 per child.

Is specific clothing required for when you visit?
Normal apron/disposable apron for the chocolate making process

Where geographically will you visit?
We cover the North West of the U.K. i.e. Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire , Greater Manchester, Stockport

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
Yes, please see below

What a fantastic morning! The workshop was very well organised and ran smoothly from start to finish. All the girls were completely enthused and engaged, loving the 'hands-on' approach to learning. They discovered more about where chocolate comes from and enjoyed trying out different techniques such as piping to make their own delicious chocolates. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this workshop. Thank you again for your hard work Louise.
Jo Carruthers (Year 6 teacher, Loreto Preparatory School, Altrincham, Cheshire)

Louise from Chocolate Collective provided an absolutely fabulous chocolate workshop for my year 1 class at Broadbent Fold Primary School. The children were inspired, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and got very messy making chocolate lollipops, writing their names with chocolate and making chocolate sweets all morning. A 'must have' event if you're learning about chocolate like we were. Thank you so much to Louise and we will definitely be asking her back next year. Mrs Naomi Cowling (Year 1 Teacher, Broadbent Fold Primary School)


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years

Type of Visit: Science & Technology Storytelling

Curriculum Topics Covered: Geography History Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Who Visits Who?: We visit you


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