York’s Chocolate Story is now open and we’re excited to welcome you back! Book your tour online now!
All of the workshop sessions at York’s Chocolate Story have been carefully put together to enhance an educational visit and help Teaching Professionals meet with their learning objectives.
Our workshop sessions last 1 hour and every session is delivered by a member of our Education team in our purpose built, on-site, educational space. York’s Chocolate Story’s educational workshops and trips have been awarded numerous awards. These include a Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and a prestigious Sandford Award for heritage and education. So why not leave your trip in our capable hands.
The joint ticket price for a guided tour and workshop session is £11.00 per child. The combination visit will last approximately three hours.
DESIGNED TO SUPPORT KEY STAGE 2, 3 AND 4 PUPILS WITH A DEPTH STUDY LINKED TO ONE OF THE BRITISH AREAS OF STUDY (THE FIRST WORLD WAR). This workshop investigates the surviving ‘chocolate letters’ sent to and from York servicemen, serving on the front line during the First World War. With cross-curricular links to Geography, Religious Studies and English, students will explore how the gift of chocolate helped to keep wartime spirits high, both at home and on the front-line, how the city’s famous Quaker chocolate companies offered their support to the war effort and how chocolate manufacturing changed forever after 1918. Devise your very own chocolate letter and discover the difference in how chocolate tastes today compared to war time chocolate.
KEY STAGE 2 PUPILS WILL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF THE ANCIENT MAYA AND THEIR UNFORGETTABLE LEGACY WHICH IS STILL INFLUENCING MODERN DAY LIFE. Discover the importance of the cocoa bean to their society; from its use as currency, to a bitter drink consumed by the wealthy, as well as their part in the creation of the chocolate we know and love today. This workshop has been designed to complement the new history curriculum; ‘a study of a non- European Society that provides contrasts with British History’. Pupils will enjoy a fully interactive session, with the opportunity to create their very own version of Xocolat drink, and further cross curricular links to Geography and Mathematics.
“CHOCOLATE ENTHUSES MOST PEOPLE…YORK’S CHOCOLATE STORY PROVIDES MORE: FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE AND YORK, AN EXPERIENCE THAT PUPILS WILL REMEMBER AND THAT TEACHERS CAN FOLLOW UP BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.”
DELVE INTO THE WORLD OF ROALD DAHL’S CLASSIC ‘CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’ IN OUR WORKSHOP FOR KS1 & KS2 PUPILS. This session is designed to develop the speaking, listening and comprehension skills of your students and gives them the opportunity to work creatively with others. We will explore some of the key ideas and popular characters in the book by creating a story wall, design our own addition to his famous factory in a group work exercise and even have a go at making something from the imagination of Mr. Wonka himself!
OFFERING DIRECT LINKS TO THE NATIONAL PRIMARY CURRICULUM THROUGHOUT. This interactive workshop offers children the opportunity to explore the properties of solid and liquid chocolate as a material, play an interactive game to understand the irreversible and reversible changes in the bean to bar process, and appreciate the importance of tempering in chocolate-making. During this fun-filled session every child will make and decorate their own edible souvenir to take home.
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PUPILS CAN HAVE A GO AT DREAMING UP THEIR VERY OWN BRILLIANT BRAND AND PITCHING THEIR IDEAS, DRAGON’S DEN STYLE, TO AN AUDIENCE IN OUR DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP. Suitable for a range of Key Stages, this workshop will explore the unique selling point, target market, packaging design and history of some of York’s iconic confectionery products to uncover the secret to their enduring success. Discover the history and appeal of chocolate truffles and have a go at making some by hand. Using York’s brands as inspiration, pupils will work in teams to design, market and pitch a new chocolate product; the ‘Next big thing’ to the market. The winning team will leave with a prize hand made by the York’s Chocolate Story team of Chocolatiers, as well the chocolates they make themselves.