Bringing the curriculum to life through Chocolate

Children looking at cocoa pods, whilst enhancing their creative curriculum learning about the rainforest, Mayans and Aztecs

Chocolate links to many areas of the creative curriculum

A school display showing the rainforest, one of the topics in the curriculum. This is where the cocoa trees grow and chocolate originates

Chocolate is a fabulous topic – a perfect way to excite and engage children, and it links to so many areas of the Primary school curriculum.

 

For example:

  • The Mayans were the first to discover the cocoa tree and chocolate
  • The Aztecs increased the popularity of chocolate, although it was initially a drink
  • Cocoa trees grow in rainforest areas
  • Creating a chocolate bar from a cocoa pod/ bean is a fascinating and amazing story (the bean to bar story)
  • The chemical structure of chocolate is complex, making it a difficult substance to work with!

 

How chocolate themed events work in schools

Designs of chocolate bar wrappers from a school chocolate workshop

If any of the above topics are covered in the curriculum at your school, then you may be interested in a chocolate-themed event. I offer 2 workshops – a talk and tasting, or a hands-on chocolate making workshop. 

  • I bring everything required – I just ask you to provide a classroom or hall for us to work in (which just needs to be kept cool on the day).
  • Please note that whilst I do not use any nuts within the parties/ workshops I do have nuts on my premises, so this activity may not be suitable for people with nut allergies.
  • I'm fully covered by public liability insurance, hold a food hygiene certificate, am DBS checked and I'll provide a risk assessment.
  • Chocolate Talk and Tasting experience is only £175 per class, a full chocolate workshop is £295 per class. 
  • Please contact Kirsty for more information or to book your school workshop

What teachers have said about the chocolate workshops

The workshop was really hands on and jam packed full of information for the children to enhance their skills and knowledge (And the teachers too!). It was a great experience and there were groans when the workshop was over!

The children had so much fun and even said “Thank you this has been the best trip ever!!" Thank you Choccie Drop, we would highly recommend you to all and wouldn’t hesitate to have you again. - St Paul's school, Langleybury

 

Thank you for such a superb chocolate workshop. The children really enjoyed it and learnt lots - they couldn't stop talking about chocolate afterwards - St Meryl school, Watford