A recent visit from two local chocolate experts proved incredibly popular for youngsters from Cundall Manor School.
Claire King and Scarlett Latham from York Cocoa House gave a masterclass in chocolate making much to the delight of pupils at the school near Thirsk.
The special guests delivered a masterclass and presentation which explored the story of chocolate and its journey to becoming the world’s favourite sweet treat. The event was all part of the school’s annual languages day, a celebration of all things multi-cultural, this year taking on a particularly food orientated theme.
Children then enjoyed a chocolate lolly making tutorial in their forms before sampling a wide variety of world cuisine and heard about pre-Colombian art and saw a video on the Inca lands of gold.
Claire King, from the York Cocoa House said: “Workshops like this are a great way for children to experience what it takes to make chocolate. We showed them how to temper chocolate and assisted with the lolly making.
She added: “It was great to see the children ask relevant questions and that they have clearly gone away having learnt something but also with a solid tangible product which they will enjoy.”
The school’s language day also saw prizes for the best dressed pupil with a wide range of entries taking in inspiration from far and wide.
Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Cundall Manor School, Katy Hunzinger, helped organise the event.
She said: “The outfits were splendid to see. So much colour and innovation on show.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and made the day so special.”
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