learning objective

Food technology

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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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Spun Candy



Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London!

Here at Spun Candy we have the perfect venue for schools to participate in our candy school workshops which are both fun and educational. Our state-of-the-art kitchen offers a unique experience not found anywhere else. Candy making is a skill which dates back thousands of years; be fascinated by watching our candy makers create the candy mixture and learn exactly how it's done. A truly unrivalled experience. We are also part of the TFL (Transport for London) school transport scheme. This means free travel on all London networks for schools*. *Includes bus, tram, DLR, London Overground as well as TFL London Rail services within zones 1-6. See official TFL website for more details. ...

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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

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

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

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.

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.

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.




Residential Trips at Bore Place
Residential Trips at Bore Place

Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

When students visit Bore Place, there is a spotlight on cooking and nutrition. Whether reception classes are learning about the story of the Little Red Hen or KS3 students are growing their range of cooking skills, food and where it comes from is a real focus on this organic estate.

Spun Candy
Spun Candy

Science, Art, Food, Chemistry, SEN, Design Technology

Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London!

Day Trips at Bore Place
Day Trips at Bore Place

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

When students visit Bore Place, there is a spotlight on cooking and nutrition. Whether reception classes are learning about the story of the Little Red Hen or KS3 students are growing their range of cooking skills, food and where it comes from is a real focus on this organic estate.

Learn at Tatton Park
Learn at Tatton Park

English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN

Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use!


Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre
Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Food, Bushcraft

Learning about the Outdoors at our Outdoor Education centre makes Mill on the Brue a perfect environment to inspire people. With over 40 activities to choose in our river valley, we can tailor-make your programme to suit your groups needs.



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