learning objective

Food technology

school trips

Curriculum Subject
Showing school groups food processes in action

The food industry is both enormous and very complex. Beyond supermarket shopping with their parents and getting lunch from the school canteen each day, younger children often have a limited understanding of where their food comes from and how it gets to the table.

As part of the National Curriculum Design and Technology guidelines, junior school children at Key Stage 2 are expected to be learning about healthy eating through diet and nutrition, the seasonality of food, plus the basic processes involved in producing and manufacturing. Children will do much of this as classroom work, but the benefits of being able to take them on a trip to see part of the food industry in action, are difficult to ignore.

Discover school visit opportunities covering topics such as manufacturing, the sourcing of ingredients, food safety, global food networks, plus packaging and labelling. We have a number of farm based trips where your students can see first hand many aspects of a working farm. Science linked trips where they can further their knowledge of manufacturing processes and product development. Plus history themed trips that look at international cuisine and our changing tastes as nation.

For KS4 and KS5 students, food technology trips may focus around careers in food, looking at the types of work they can go into, from import and distribution through to hospitality and catering. Human beings are not going to stop consuming food any time soon, so the food industry will be an attractive career option for many.

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Field Studies Council - London South East



Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park.

-Centres situated in interesting and inspiring environments, within easy reach of excellent field sites. -Courses created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom. -Passionate and experienced teaching staff who work full time, all year round. You will be allocated the same tutor(s) throughout your course. -FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, plenty of tasty food and transport during the course. -Price bands throughout the year to offer value for money. FSC is an environmental education charity with over 70 years experience of providing fieldwork and outdoor learning and a network of 19 UK centres offering day and residential fieldwork opportunities. ...

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Field Studies Council - London South East






Field Studies Council - London South East
Field Studies Council - London South East

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Food, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park.

York's Chocolate Story
York's Chocolate Story

English, Science, History, SEN, Food, worldwar, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations

York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics.

Magdalen Farm Day Visits
Magdalen Farm Day Visits

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
Discover where our food comes from by visiting our working farm - take taste tours in our 2 acre vegetable gardens, help us look after our farm animals (pigs, chickens, goats and horse), or cook pizzas on outdoor ovens and discover more about food miles and our carbon footprint.

Chocolate Collective
Chocolate Collective

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations, Design Technology, Food, SEN

Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation




Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
As working organic farm we will take you and your students on the journey of where our food comes from. Visit our animals - pigs, goats, chickens, sheep and cows, or take taste tours in our kitchen gardens and polytunnels. A totally hand-on experience with something for everyone.

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