Last week, all the boys and girls in Grade 2 headed off to the magical world of ‘Zotter Chocolate Factory’ in Shanghai. On arrival, the children watched a short 20-minute movie showing them the process of how chocolate is made. There were many smiles to be seen and gasps to be heard in the movie theater, as the children made the connections between their previous learning in MDL lessons with the images on the screen.
From there, we went on a tour of the amazing factory. The children tasted some delicious hot chocolate, saw first hand the process a cacao bean goes on to become chocolate and even had the pleasure of making a gigantic chocolate bar. As well as this, the children had the wonderful opportunity to taste many interesting varieties of chocolate ranging from the familiar taste of milk chocolate to the more adventurous types like cashew and pineapple chocolate.
Overall, the trip was a huge success- with all the children in Grade 2 leaving with smiles on their faces and a big box of chocolate!
Have a look below at what some of the children had to say about their day:
“When I am at the factory of chocolate, I saw amazing kinds of chocolate flavours. I think it would be good fun to be a chocolate worker.” - Iris, 2 Willow
“When I was in the chocolate factory, I was very happy. When I tasted the chocolate, it was very delicious.” – Oia, 2 Willow
“I loved the chocolate factory because it was fun. My favourite part was making chocolate. I learned that the cacao beans actually taste very bitter.” - Austin Li, 2 Beech