School Food Technology day Trip to Opal Coast

For those looking for a school trip slightly closer to home, the Opal coast region is always a popular choice.

For food technology groups, we suggest visiting a local bakery, chocolate factory, sweet factory, snail farm, pancake-making demonstration or maybe a traditional French market with fresh produce? Make it a one day school trip, or stay for a couple of days to really explore the area.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Depart school early morning

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive Pas-de-Calais

Visit to either a bakery or chocolate factory

Explore Boulogne

Shopping at Cité-Europe

Depart Pas-de-Calais

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school late evening

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Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

Your visit to this traditional sweet factory will be both fun and educational. Patrick and Kerry welcome school groups of all ages to learn how sweets are made from start to finish. The visit includes free tasters and a visit to the shop afterwards.  This is one of our most popular visits in Northern France.

Manufacturing/large scale production

Labelling and packaging

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans are used and how they are cultivated. You will then be given a demonstration of the different manufacturing techniques, including coating and moulding. To conclude your visit, you will have the chance to sample some of the chocolates and even buy some to take home!

Materials and components

Manufacturing

Weekly Markets

Weekly Markets

The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life. Walk around the stands; take in the atmosphere, try new foods and immerse yourself in the culture.

Understanding nutrition

Understanding the need for different types of equipment and temperatures for the storage of food

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

This traditional family-owned bakery is well worth a visit. You will have the chance to watch a baker at work in the original part of the bakery and some self-practice too. To conclude your visit, you will be able to sample fresh baguettes and croissants.

Manufacturing/large scale production


The importance of measuring/getting the correct proportions when designing/making products


Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products

Pain Show

Pain Show

Watch how speciality pancakes are made from the basic ingredients and help to produce them. Finish your visit by enjoying your own pancake with jam or chocolate sauce accompanied by an orange juice! You will also have the opportunity to watch the traditional french "Patissiers" work the marzipan... you may even leave with a marzipan souvenir for your school!

The importance of measuring/getting the correct proportions when designing/making products

Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products

Lille Markets

Lille Markets

Lille offers a wide variety of markets to choose from; the Wazemmes Market has a selection of food, flowers, fabrics, and exotic products and is one of the biggest and liveliest in the city. Colourful, with a “Soho” atmosphere, you’ll often hear an accordion being played. On Sundays, a flea market is set up around the Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul church. The Concert Market i...

Understanding nutrition

Social, economical, cultural and environmental considerations

A la Bonne Gaufre

A la Bonne Gaufre

At this old style waffle factory, you will discover the history of the waffle, as well as learn about how this delicacy is produced. Your visit will include waffle tasting at the end, where you will get to try out all the different flavours!

Bêtises de Cambrai (Sweet Factory)

Bêtises de Cambrai (Sweet Factory)

A "bêtise" is a mistake, something stupidly done or gone wrong. The story goes that in the 19th century, young Monsieur Afchain was an apprentice in his parents confiserie (founded in 1830). His mother scolded him for making sweets that were not right according to the family recipe - she shouted that he had made "bêtises". However, his mistakes were so popular with ...

Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products

Manufacturing/large scale production

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