We have had another wonderful week with our local school children – this time with children from St Nicholas’ School, 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. This was the first time we had introduced the Bread Project to St Nicholas’ and everyone had a fantastic time.
The children involved were divided into groups, and called themselves:
1. Lovely Jubbly Love Petals
2. The Platters
3. The Fruity Tootty Loaf
The winning team was Lovely Jubbly Love Petals who made a fantastic collection of rolls. They came into our shop on Friday morning with a fresh batch of these to sell to our appreciative customers. Thanks to their scrumptious rolls and the generosity of our local shoppers, they raised £25.50 which will go back to the school and put towards one of their projects.
This was a very good week working with the children, they learnt lots doing this project, working in teams, doing sums, designing, marketing etc.:
We asked the children to write down what they learnt from this project etc:
- It was amazing
- Very good experience
- Fun working in a team
- Much more fun than normal school work
- It has helped me to know how to make bread
- Once in a lifetime experience
Vince Maloney commented: “I am delighted that the first bread project has been such a success in St Nicholas, 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.”