On Thursday 16th Mrs Duncan’s and Mrs McCrea’s Year 11 Home Economics class, and Miss Clarke’s and Miss O’Boyle’s Food preparation class visited Loughry College for a special ‘Feed Your Mind’ event. A wide variety of interactive workshops were arranged for the pupils to visit. Pupils got the chance to learn about the manufacturing processes involved in making bread, chocolate, sausages and ice cream. Sampling the end products was a highlight as was winning many prizes for volunteering to help with an activity. Amber Agnew stepped up to the challenge of having to weigh exactly 400g of bread dough on the scales. It wasn’t as easy as she first thought!
A workshop on food labelling made us all seriously think about the amount of sugar in many food products and how labelling has to be clear and easily understood so we can make healthy food choices. Pupils were also given an insight into the work involved in designing packaging and how colour is effectively used to brand the product.
Liz Simpson, Education Advisor at Loughry College challenged pupils to consider coming to Loughry and embark on an exciting career in the Food Industry.