Date: Thursday 04 July 2019
Children from two primary schools in Reading were treated to a visit from an experienced chocolatier on Friday 14th June, as part of our West London team’s drawing competition.
A total of 50 children entered the competition from Shinfield Infant & Nursery School and St Nicholas Church of England Primary School with their own designs of the perfect Easter egg. Two overall winners were picked from each school, Martha (aged 6) and Holly (aged 7), who received a National Book Token voucher each.
The schools both received a luxurious chocolate experience from Oliver’s Chocolate Parties, which included a talk and demonstration on the history of chocolate and how it is produced. The children were also given the chance to make a sweet treat for themselves.
Amanda Turner, Headteacher at Shinfield Infant & Nursery School, said: “Many thanks to Taylor Wimpey for providing the children with this unique experience. We value the opportunity for children to experience new learning in exciting ways, and who knows, we may have a child who goes on to be a chocolatier after this.”
Holly, the winner of the drawing competition at Shinfield Infant & Nursery School, said ‘Oak Class and myself really enjoyed the class and Tommy Chocca had some great, fun chocolate facts!’
Julie Easton, Milne Class teacher and KS1 Co-ordinator at St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, said “Milne Class had a fantastic time with the chocolatier, learning about where chocolate comes from and getting to see cocoa beans and nibs. They were also very proud of the chocolate skulls and lollies they made. We would like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey West London for inviting us to enter the competition”.
Gemma Bibby, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West London said: “Getting creative with their hands is a fantastic way for children to learn about the world around them and to feed their imaginations. We were delighted to see the brilliant drawings the children created and we are so glad to hear that the schools enjoyed the chocolate experience.”