Chocolate Education started life in the production area of our family run chocolate shop back in 2005. Schools began visiting us for our custom chocolate workshops, which soon became very popular. As demand for our workshops increased Chocolate Education was born, dedicated to delivering an interactive learning experience based in the science and history of chocolate.
We soon realised that not all schools were able to visit us, so we developed cross curriculum teaching programs that could be delivered in school. Our approach has always been flexible and adaptive to individual school’s teaching programs. We can put together any program to support the National Curriculum using chocolate as a teaching medium. We are able to cover a wide variety of subject areas – some of which are listed below.
- The Water Cycle
- Food Chain
- The Digestive System
- Tropical Rain Forests
- Liquids to Solids
- Fair Trade
- Product Design
We now travel to any part of the UK delivering tailor made workshops designed for any key stage. Over the past 5 years we have taught in over 500 schools across the UK.
All our workshops are delivered in school, meaning we come to you. A typical day will be split in to a morning and afternoon session.
The morning session consists of an interactive presentation covering the history and science of chocolate. This includes the Aztecs and Mayan Indians and their use of the cocoa bean, tropical rain forests, how cocoa came to Europe, what’s in chocolate and how it effects the body, the fermentation process (liquids to solids) and Fair Trade. We finish with a chocolate quiz based on the morning’s learning. The quiz includes chocolate prizes.
In the afternoon students are able to develop their team building and practical skills by working in groups to design and make their very own chocolate pizzas. Chocolate prizes are awarded to the group with the best design. All children get to take chocolate home on the day.
Chocolate Education is dedicated to providing the very best educational programmes in schools making them fun and enjoyable whilst at the same time ensuring children have an informative and educational day.
Our workshops are all-inclusive. We work closely with students who have learning or behavioural difficulties. All are welcome.
In addition all our chocolate is suitable for most dietary requirements;
- Gluten free
- Gelatine free
- Nut free
- Our dark chocolate is dairy free
Please contact us if you are interested in a chocolate workshop for your school.