A chocolate making adventure for schools

Chocolate Making in SchoolsYes, it’s true! Chocolate is on the National Curriculum and Chocolate Collective delivers chocolate classes and lessons to schools across the North West, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

We understand that often it is the practical and interactive sessions that can cement theoretical learning, so our School Workshops are the ideal complement to classroom teaching and are a real favourite amongst teachers (and kids funnily enough) for end of term treats.

In Primary schools, children learn about the history of chocolate and chocolate production from bean to bar, which covers subjects including geography, history and science. They may also study Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as part of an English programme.

In secondary schools, children study chocolate in science and food technology or consider confectionery branding as part of Business Studies or Art & Design. So, why not run a chocolate event during their study period or end of year Enrichment Week, to really engage and support their enthusiasm.

What to expect from our school chocolate workshops

Chocolate Collective run tailor-made chocolate making sessions relevant to the age the children. We work closely with teachers to ensure their teaching is supported and can do a short question and answer session on the topics of your choice too. All equipment, supplies and protective clothing are provided, and classes are run within the school timetable to accommodate breaks and lunchtimes. Dairy intolerances or gluten-free diets can be catered for, but our workshops may not be suitable for people who suffer from nut allergies, as ingredients and equipment may have been in contact with nuts.

Activities can include, but are not limited to:

All children love getting creative with chocolate, no matter what their age. So why not let them become mini-chocolatiers and bring your learning to life?

For an initial discussion or to answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to get in touch via our Contact Us page.

What our chocolate making in schools customers say ...

We’ve already held many successful chocolate workshops in schools, but don’t just take our word for it:

Claire Bradford
Mayfield School

Thank you very much for today. All the children I spoke to have really enjoyed it, especially the children up in college. The staff all thought the children had a good time and were very impressed... Read More

Mrs Naomi Cowling
Primary School

Louise from Chocolate Collective provided an absolutely fabulous chocolate workshop for my year 1 class at Broadbent Fold Primary School. The children were inspired, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and... Read More

Jo Carruthers
Preparatory School

What a fantastic morning! The workshop was very well organised and ran smoothly from start to finish. All the girls were completely enthused and engaged, loving the 'hands-on' approach to learning.... Read More

Karen Johns
Primary School

The Year 6 children at Vernon Primary thoroughly enjoyed an amazing experience creating their own chocolates and lollies during their recent 'Chocolate Day' to enhance their study on the Maya... Read More

Not just for the classroom!