Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: School Workshops

Address: Gooey Events Limited, Livingston Business Centre, Kirkton South Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 7FA

Contact: 01506 411978

Website: http://www.gooeyevents.com/

Description

Our school workshops are offered as a way of learning about chocolate, and we usually talk about topics such as fair trade or bean to bar.

We also base our workshops around a topic such as a subject or book like charlie and the chocolate factory or ancient egypt. 

Please summarize why you are great to support learning. 

We offer a unique learning experience as we get the childrren to learn about fair trade, eithical farming and put it into real terms from a childs perspective, as they are allowed to make their own chocolate 'pizza' the children love this and take it home to show parents.

We run a tasting session also and discuss the various types of chocolate and their flavours. As the children get to decorate a bag, each child is individual so will make every single one differently. We try not to bore the children but allow them to interact, we feel this helps them learn best.           

What does a typical school workshop visit include?

When a class visits us, the students will get:
Children are sectioned into themed teams

A mini chocolate making sessions, the children make a chocolate 'pizza' to take away home later – there are many things we can add to this like dried fruit, sweets or even edible glitter!

They also create their own bags to take their chocolate home in

A poster that they design in teams around their top (they design their own sweetie or chocolate bar on a poster and present it to the rest of the class as a team)

A quiz based on their topic (charlie and the chocolate factory, fair trade etc)

A tasting session 

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

www.facebook.com/gettinggooey

https://twitter.com/gooeyevents

What group sizes do you cater for?

Groups of up to 36 children

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any other useful information?

Yes we can provide samples/pictures 

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio if appropriate?

YES! 

Are your team CRB checked for attending schools/colleges etc?

Yes

Does your company have an education officer?

Alison Smith Manager - Getting Gooey www.gettinggooey.com  01506411978

What is the cost?

The normal cost is £12 per person, however schools and community groups get an educational workshop for only £8.50, this covers the cost of aprons, hats, ingredients and staff

Is specific clothing required for when you visit?

Something old if possible but children get aprons anyway

Are your workshop team first aid trained?

Yes

Where geographically will you visit? 

Only at our own workshop currently, Mondays to Thursdays

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We provide a safe,  learning and fun experience and we've never had a child or teacher yet that hasn't enjoyed the experience.


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

Type of Visit: Crafts Factory Visits Health & Nutrition Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Science & Technology Themed Attractions Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design English Geography History Leisure & Tourism

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


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