WHAT WE OFFER
Our regional school programme gets children learning about how to make bread – what we need to make it, the baking process, information on how we strive to be more sustainable, careers at Roberts Bakery and bread’s (often under-appreciated) nutritional value.
We’re out to inspire kids, through having fun and inventive baking.
BUT HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
We teach key stage 2 students, in local primary schools. The School of Brilliant Baking begins with two 2-hour lessons. In the first, we cover the history of bread, and in the second, the children each make their own loaf from scratch, using the bits and pieces we’ve brought along with us. We work with the teachers to make sure the lesson is really useful to them and their class, and leave them with a certificate for every child that takes part, a recipe card and their freshly baked loaf! The kids can then continue their brilliant baking into the future.
We will work with you to find suitable dates for the sessions to take part. We do not charge for visits, but our focus is on our heartland around the Northwich and Ilkeston areas, where are two bakeries are based. Inspiring a new generation of bakers, we take groups normally between 15 – 16 children per group which would be run as a morning session. For larger groups, we split the day in half and run two sessions.
We have quite a lot of kit when we visit you for our Brilliant School of Baking programme, so good accessibility is vital to us, as well as a decent sized room with tables set out, so that we can move around and help the children knead their dough. We will also need access to your school ovens, in order to bake the loaves when they have risen. We may need to ask you to send us details about your kitchen and ovens so we can assess the suitability of them for our bread tins.