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.