An exciting new venture creating stronger links between the classroom and local business will be launched in Hull.
Up to 200 pupils at the Gillshill Primary School in Cavendish Road will be taking part in the WORLD OF FOOD 2019, an annual project run by The Ramsden Group of Companies through their Dee Bee wholesale and Today’s Extra convenience store brands.
A similar programme was staged earlier this year in partnership with a primary school in Grimsby, the home of the Ramsden Group, and proved to be hugely successful and popular among both pupils and staff.
Andy Morrison, Dee Bee wholesale trading director, said: “We are delighted to announce that Gillshill Primary is to be our Hull education-in-business partner for 2019. Launched two years ago, WORLD OF FOOD aims to be educational and fun and will hopefully bring the classroom and industry closer together.”
“We know that many of us, including children, take our food for granted and the whole idea of this project is to demonstrate to the youngsters where in the world our different foods originate from and how, via road, rail, sea and air it makes its way on to our dinner tables.”
The 2019 programme will involve one of our Hull Today’s Extra convenience stores and our Dee Bee wholesale depot in Leads Road, which stocks more than 6,000 different products and serves hundreds of cafes, public houses, restaurants and shops in the Hull and East Yorkshire region.”
Gillhill’s Business Enterprise Lead, Miss Zoe Stephenson, said: “WORLD OF FOOD is a terrific idea and we are thrilled to be working with the Ramsden/Dee Bee team. Our Reception and Year 4 pupils will focus on transportation links, a new twist on the farm to fork theme, while our pupils in Year 5 will learn about the cocoa trade, including the Aztecs and their chocolate trade.”
A competitive element will see the children work in teams to produce pictures or a montage showing certain parts of the world and food origins.
Andy Morrison added: “The Ramsden Group, mainly through its Dee Bee brand, has had a presence in Hull for several decades and as a family-owned business we have a strong commitment to the communities in which we operate, on both banks of the Humber.
“The WORLD OF FOOD is one way we can improve our links with our customers while also providing an educational and fun-based classroom project.”
Miss Gemma Clement, the school’s Technology Leader, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Ramsden Group and look forward to the launch of the programme in February. We know that these real experiences truly bring the curriculum to life for our children.”