Youngsters on supermarket sweep to learn about food


Tesco "farm to fork" champion Angela Parker with Greatham primary school pupils (left to right) William Whitfield, Ruby Coleman, Jacob Hunter and Joe Richardson. Picture by FRANK REID

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YOUNGSTERS from a Hartlepool primary school enjoyed a supermarket treat and discovered where the food they eat comes from.

Pupils from Greatham Church of England Primary School, in Greatham Village, took a trip to Tesco, in Belle Vue Way, Hartlepool, for a Farm to Fork Trail.

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 children 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: “The children absolutely loved, or at least they seemed to anyway.

“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.

“I also gave them a little talk about kiwis like where they come from and how they are grown.

“They all learned that you can actually eat kiwis with the skins on. Not many people tend to know that.”

She added: “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 are kept.

“I tell them a few little jokes along the way and they really enjoy it.

“I love doing it to give them something to remember.”

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