If you have been shopping in Booths Supermarket in Milnthorpe recently, you might have shared the store with Year 5 and 6 pupils from Wilson’s Endowed School, Over Kellet, who went on a shopping trip in a bid to fill a shopping basket with ingredients for flapjack.
Their challenge was to find ingredients with the least food miles, lowest cost and to the nearest weight that the recipe required.
After a visit to the school by Booths Supermarkets’ executive chairman, Edwin Booth, earlier this year, the children were invited to a behind the scenes tour of one of Booths’ newest stores, visiting storerooms, recycling areas and offices as well as the different departments on the shop floor.
They had the opportunity to learn about how their food reached the store, taste local produce and find out about the varied jobs that are needed to run an efficient modern supermarket.
Will Hird, admin manager at the Milnthorpe store, liaised closely with the school to ensure a meaningful learning experience for the eager pupils.
Head Jo Williams said: “I feel it is important that our children know where their food comes from; that they are conscious of the impact of food miles and have the opportunity to celebrate local produce. Booths were most welcoming and it was an exciting learning experience for our pupils.”