Our Choc-tastic day!
On Friday 6th September Obama and Malala classes visited Cadbury World in the village of Bournville, near Birmingham.
The trip was planned due to our study of a history topic based on the Ancient Mayan Civilisation. After a two hour coach journey, we all arrived, excited and ready for our chocolate adventure.
First we explored the exhibition whereby we discovered the origins of chocolate and how the Mayans influenced the chocolate we know and love today. We saw how the Mayans lived and how their civilisation grew.
After hearing about the history of Cadbury chocolate, it was time to visit the factory. The smell of chocolate filled the air as we walked alongside chocolate being packaged ready for distribution and saw the expertise of Cadbury’s employees demonstrate how chocolate was made and filled. We even got to taste our own pot of melted chocolate…complete with a selection of toppings. Yum, yum!
Lunch was next, followed by our educational talk on The Maya. We saw some wonderful animations, got to hold replica Maya artefacts, grind cocoa beans and adorn headdresses. We found out lots of new information including identifying hieroglyphics and facts about the Mayan Gods.
Finally we enjoyed a fabulous 4D cinema experience titled ‘Chocolate Adventure’, not once but twice! During our cinema experience, we met many familiar chocolate characters, screamed with delight on the chocolate roller coaster and dived into a huge pot of chocolate! Caramel bars fell from the sky and a great time was had by all.
The children were impeccably behaved both on and off the coach. They were a credit to their families and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Well done!
We all had a wonderful day, full of fun….not to mention chocolate!
Mrs Webb, Miss Turner and Mrs Wright