Yate schoolchildren explore the origins of their food

First published in News

SCHOOLCHILDREN explored supermarket aisles learning about how food is made.

Pupils from the Ridge Junior School in Yate visited their local Tesco Extra shop last week for a special workshop.

The supermarket giant recently launched its Farm to Fork Trail as part of its Eat Happy Project, which aims to reduce the disconnect in our food chain by showing youngsters where food comes from and encourage healthy choices.

The Year 5 pupils started their trail on Wednesday, April 2, by going behind the scenes in the bakery, where they were able to get stuck into making bread and hot cross buns.

They then moved onto the fish and deli counters and finally the produce departments where they tried different cheeses and fruit and vegetables from around the world.

Everyone filled in work sheets as they went around the store during the two hour trail.

Farm to Fork coordinator at Yate Tesco Extra, Karen Punter, said: "The children had a fantastic time and especially loved time spent in the bakery, where activities included making a giant turtle out of dough, which they proudly carried back to school."

Tesco aim to take one of the five million primary school children in the UK on a Farm to Fork Trail this year.

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