We have had another fabulous week with our local school children, this time at Saxon School in Shepperton, learning all about bread, its origins, its production, marketing and selling.
This comes about on an annual basis, as part of our commitment to our local schools programme; we introduce a week-long, national curriculum- based set of resources for teachers to educate their pupils in understanding the life-cycle of bread.
The children involved were divided into groups, and called themselves:
1. Jolly Bakers
2. Bread Bunny
3. Tropica Loaf
4. Cooking Ninjas
5. Bread Munchies
6. Bread Ninjas
The winning team was Bread Munchies and they gave a very good presentation, introducing themselves as the company’s employees: Alana, Ella, Isabel, Henry and Toby. They called their bread rolls ” The Tuti Fruiti”and they came into our shop on Friday morning with a fresh batch of 31 delicious rolls at £1 each. Thanks to their scrumptious rolls and the generosity of our customers, they raised an astonishing £43!
This was a very good week working with the children, they learnt lots doing this project, working in teams, doing sums, putting information on the computer etc.:
We asked the children to write down what they learnt from this project etc:
- Bread week was amazing
- Team work gave us a boost of confidence
- This project gave us an opportunity of a lifetime, and it was really fun learning how to make bread with Maloney’s Budgens
- Thank you for letting us take part in a great experience
- We all had fun doing the Bread Project
- Thank you for the great opportunity to be able to make bread!
- We had so much fun, when we all joined in as a group
Vince Maloney commented: “I am delighted that the project has been such a success, helping our local children understand where food comes from. This is just one of the ways in which we want to support our local community for the long term.”