York's Chocolate Story
School Trips @ York Chocolate Story
York's Chocolate Story is a tourist attraction with an engaging and varied educational offering. Since 2012, we have developed a wide range of interactive workshops, focusing on core subjects. School visits include our award winning attraction tour, in which guests are taken on a journey through York's unique confectionery past, followed by an interactive workshop focusing on a specific, curriculum-based topic (with key focus on STEM/STEAM subjects). Participants will use practical methods to explore the subject matter, often making a tasty treat to take home! As accredited Quality Badge holders and winners of a British Youth Travel Award, why not leave your school trip in our capable hands?
Why book York Chocolate Story for School Trips and Educational Visits?
York's Chocolate Story offers a unique way for visitors to engage with a number of subjects across the curriculum. All of our workshops are based around the most recent educational curriculum, with a key focus on STEM subjects. Using a combination of theory and practical exploration, our knowledgeable and talented workshop leaders will guide participants through the specific topic, giving them an enjoyable and interactive educational experience. The story of York's confectionery heritage is unique, so we can offer a learning experience that won't be found anywhere else.
What activities are available during group visits?
The workshops we currently offer are as follows:
KS2 Workshop: Meet the Mayas – The Original Chocolatiers
Key stage 2 pupils will be able to explore the world of the ancient Maya and their unforgettable legacy which is still influencing modern day life.
KS3/KS4 Workshop: WW1 - Chocolate Home and Away
Designed to support key stage 3 and key stage 4 pupils with a depth study linked to one of the British areas of study (the First World War).
KS1 & KS2 Workshop: Adventures in the Chocolate Factory
Delve into the world of Roald dahl’s classic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in our workshop for KS1 & KS2 pupils.
KS2 Workshop: Changing States with Chocolate
Discover the properties of solid and liquid chocolate as a material, with a practical exploration into the importance of tempering chocolate.
KS2/KS3/KS4 Workshop: The Next Big Thing
Pupils can have a go at dreaming up their very own brilliant brand and pitching their ideas to an audience in our design and technology workshop.
What size groups do you cater for?
We cater for a wide range of ages and groups. Please contact us directly for any queries about specific group sizes
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
All workshops take place at an external venue, located within 5 minutes walk of the attraction.
Is there first aid on site?
The attraction always has a first aider present.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We are a fully accessible attraction across all three floors.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Our workshop guides will adapt their delivery to the requirements of the group. We cater for a range of abilities and ages.
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