PUPILS at Badshot Lea Village Infant School enjoyed a fun and messy day when they took part in a chocolate workshop.

Organised by staff to coincide with Key Stage One’s chocolate module, the event was held on March 21, and was run by ‘chocotologist’ Carl Turner of The Ministry of Chocolate.

During the workshop, students were taught about the history of chocolate, its manufacturing and the different consumption levels around the globe.

Youngsters then made their own chocolate treats, bringing their learning to life and making them “real-life Willy Wonkas”, according to teacher Lucy Corbishley.

The workshop also encouraged students to consider the more serious themes surrounding chocolate such as its sugar content and the importance of fair trade. This culminated in the students writing persuasive letters to their headteacher to implement a standard of fair trade tea and sugar across all staff rooms.

Lucy added the students were able to “relate their learning to a current topical issue”.