Thornton achieves silver!
At Thornton Primary School we are proud to be a silver food for life school. To achieve this there were 17 criteria we had to meet, some of these and how we met them are outlined below:
We are now working towards our Gold food for life award.
Warburtons Visit with Year 1 and 2
On Thursday 7th February Warburtons came to visit us in school. We began the morning with an introduction to the Warburtons business including its history and the different roles within the company. Did you know? Although there are over 4500 employees within the company and they deliver to England, Wales and Scotland, there are only 12 Warburtons factories. Another amazing fact was that they produce 8000 loaves of bread an hour!
After the introduction, the children removed their jewellery, put on their hair nets and aprons and washed their hands. The first job was to prepare the vegetables ready for their delicious sandwiches. The children had to cut peppers, tomatoes and cucumber before deciding what they wanted to put in their sandwich. The children got stuck into making their sandwiches and really enjoyed the part at the end when Mrs Woodhouse said they could eat any left overs on their table, making ‘lettuce sandwiches’.
We then went back to the classroom to see the inside footage of how bread is made. The video followed the process from start to finish and was really very interesting! It only takes 21 minutes to bake a loaf of bread, but 2 and a half hours to cool it. Mrs Woodhouse also talked to the children about food groups and making healthy choices.
The children were given four pieces of bread to explore using their senses, before playing a describing game to decide which one would be eaten first.