Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 are invited to learn about the history of chocolate through a talk called ‘Chocolate Through the Ages’ at Cadbury World.
Starting in the Maya Kingdom of Meso America and travelling right through to the present day, the Bournville attraction’s interactive talk takes pupils on a journey spanning 3,000 years, to discover the humble origins of the cocoa bean.
Pupils will also learn about the evolution of Cadbury, from John Cadbury’s very first shop to modern day production at the factory, which now produces 400 million individual Cadbury Chocolate Buttons alone per day.
Students can also dress up as either a modern-day factory worker or an Aztec leader, as well as see real cocoa beans and chocolate making moulds from the Cadbury factory.
After the talk, pupils can explore the attraction’s chocolatey zones and bring Cadbury history to life. There’s the chance to take a trip down Advertising Avenue and relive Cadbury’s most iconic advertising campaigns – including ‘everyone’s favourite drumming gorilla’ – or discover the Chocolate Making zone where they can watch the chocolatiers demonstrate traditional chocolate making skills.
There is also the interactive 4D Chocolate Adventure zone, where school groups can experience how it feels to dive into a pot of melted Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, ride the Crunchie Rollercoaster and enjoy a journey on a Cadbury Creme Egg airship.
School visits can be catered for 25 – 110 pupils. To book an educational visit and for more information about resources and facilities, or to arrange a preview visit to carry out risk assessment, teachers can call 0844 880 7667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to Cadbury World’s dedicated education team.
Free resources are also available to download ahead of a school visit at cadburyworld.co.uk/schools-and-groups.