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School pupils do supermarket sweep to learn more on food

Angela Parker from Tesco (rear 2nd left) with Catcote Business Academy pupils (rear left to right) Callum Bate, Bethany Lewis, Chloe Chawnee, Becky Malcolm, (front left to right) Daniel Robins, Dylan Wilmot and James Hannant.

Angela Parker from Tesco (rear 2nd left) with Catcote Business Academy pupils (rear left to right) Callum Bate, Bethany Lewis, Chloe Chawnee, Becky Malcolm, (front left to right) Daniel Robins, Dylan Wilmot and James Hannant.

YOUNGSTERS from a school went on a learning spree around a supermarket to find out more about the grub that they munch.

Children from Catcote Business Academy School, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, packed a trolley-load of facts into the Farm to Fork Trail at Tesco, in Belle Vue Way, Hartlepool.

The trail was led by Tesco’s Angela Parker who toured the kids around the store showing them everything from the fish counter, dairy, the bakery, fruit and veg produce and the store room and chillers.

The pupils learned a whole host of facts about the food they eat and even got to try some tasty grub as they took part in the fun and informative trip.

Angela, Farm to Fork Champion, said: “There were 16 children from the school that came along and I can honestly say that they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Even the teacher said it was fantastic.

“I do think they learned a lot from it and they will all remember this for a long time to come, I know I certainly will.

“They were wonderful kids and a pleasure to spend time with.

“It’s so rewarding and it’s lovely to think that you can teach them things which they will use in their daily lives.”

She added: “They learned lots of new facts about food and different produce, and the teachers did too.

“I took them upstairs first and had a welcome drink where the staff take their breaks, which they liked, then we went to the bakery and baked some bread and looked at the equipment. They also smelled and felt the yeast.

“Then we moved onto produce and did a little challenge where they had to go and collect different coloured fruit and vegetables. Then they tried some different cheeses and smelled them and found out what animals milk it comes from.Then we looked at the fish and the chillers, and then looked at the store room where all of the school uniforms and x boxes are kept.

 

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