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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Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre



Chasewater Activity Centre is located near Cannock. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

School Groups: We can cater for groups of 18 - 200. So whether its a small group on a rewards day or a whole year group for a transition day we have the facilities to help you have a day of adventures. All our programmes are bespoke so you can be sure of a day to remember! Special Education Needs: Attention teachers! Our Social Development Programme can help your mainstream and SEN students who may struggle to engage full time in a mainstream education setting to refocus and develop in the great outdoors. Call us today to discuss your requirements! Residentials: After groups have tired themselves out with our adventurous activities, Chasewater offers spacious accommodation to create a comfortable residential experience. Flexible packages are available starting from just 1 night. We will...

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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

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre
Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

Underbank Activity Centre is located on the shores of Underbank Reservoir just off of the Stocksbridge bypass. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

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

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.




Chocolate Workshops
Chocolate Workshops

History, Ancient Civilisations, Victorian, Food, Farm

Celebrate Cacao! offer a range of sessions tailored to meet your food objectives, from learning about where chocolate comes from to how chocolate is made. Sessions can include a range of chocolate making activities. We can bring all the necessary equipment, so chocolate making can take place in the

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

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.

Enterprise Day
Enterprise Day

Maths, Design Technology, Food, Business, Physical Education, Careers

COVID-19 OFFER
Support your learners’ careers related learning with this carousel of curriculum linked enterprise activities. From finance, sales and marketing and business planning this full day of workshops showcases these skills are required in all career are

Day Trips at Bore Place
Day Trips at Bore Place

Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

At Bore Place we aim to inspire young people with a love of the natural world, educate them about food production and regenerative farming, and involve them in taking care of our world for future generations.


Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre
Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

Astbury Watersports Centre is located at Astbury Mere, near Congleton town centre. We offer various watersports from canoeing to sailing, and if getting in the water isn’t what you fancy we also have many different land based activities.

Peak  - Trafford Treetops Adventures
Peak - Trafford Treetops Adventures

Food, Physical Education, Sports Centre, SEN

Is your school group ready to hit the heights of the treetops? Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses. The course boasts 38 awesome obstacles.

Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre
Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

Chasewater Activity Centre is located near Cannock. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

Peak  - Trentham Treetop Adventures
Peak - Trentham Treetop Adventures

Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN

Is your school ready to hit the heights of the treetops? Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses. The course boasts 28 exciting obstacles.


Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre
Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

Trafford Watersports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, just a short drive from J6 of the M60. We offer various school group team building watersports activities from canoeing to sailing, along with many land based activities to make a full day

Drovers Rest
Drovers Rest

Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft

At Drovers we work hard to ensure our learning is practical, stimulating and fun. Inspiring the next generation to love our natural world to be better custodians. With 5* accommodation and lush food cooked on open fires, we'd love welcome you

Healthy Workshops
Healthy Workshops

Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

We bring the Health & Wellbeing elements of the PSHE, Science and PE curriculum to LIFE with hands-on activities that are accessible for ALL ages/abilities. Our interactive activity stations cover healthy eating, exercise, teeth, sleep & hygiene

Leighton Hall
Leighton Hall

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, Food, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft

In the Food for Thought workshop, children explore the fruit and vegetables in Leighton’s kitchen garden. They'll learn where real food comes from, how we grow it, and changing tastes through time. Later there's a supervised foraging walk, discovering the delights of edibles / how to avoid non-edi

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