WWI: Chocolate Home & Away

Written by: Elmtree Press

York’s Chocolate Story are launching a new workshop designed to support Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils with a depth study linked to one of the British areas of study (The First World War).

With cross-curricular links to English, Geography and Religious Studies, students will explore the causes and consequences of the first world war and how the gift of chocolate helped to keep wartime spirits high, at home and on the front line. Students will learn how York’s renowned chocolate companies, such as Rowntree’s and Terry’s, offered their support to the war effort. In addition, the workshop will highlight topics, such as women’s suffrage, Quaker beliefs and production and distribution of chocolate.

The new workshop investigates the surviving ‘chocolate letters’ sent to and from York servicemen, serving on the front line during the First World War. Participants will devise their very own chocolate letter and compare war-time chocolate to modern products, by creating their own cocoa-based drinks.

WW1: Chocolate Home and Away will be available from 25th September. For availability, queries and prices, please visit our website or contact Heidi Davies 01904 527723.