Last week we were delighted to have the opportunity to visit Cadbury World. We have spent the term studying Maya civilisation as part of our topic work so the trip was a great opportunity to learn more about this ancient culture.
We began by taking a self-guided tour around the exhibition. This was all about the history of chocolate. The exhibition started in the jungles of Mesoamerica and we learned how the Maya and Aztec peoples used cocoa beans as currency. Next, we moved on to Victorian times where we read all about how the Cadbury family started their chocolate factory. There were some very cool holographic displays which we all enjoyed!
Next, we were able to learn about how chocolate is made. We had a very interesting talk about how chocolates were made before factories. We also saw some modern production methods for ourselves.
After lunch, we headed to the education room where we were given an interactive talk on Maya civilisation. We all learned some fascinating new facts about how the society worked, in particular about the Maya relationship with their gods. We all enjoyed the audience participation!
Finally, we were lucky enough to watch what was the highlight of the trip for many – the 4D experience! We all wore 3D glasses and the seats moved as well. We all enjoyed diving into a bowl of melted Cadbury Dairy Milk, riding the Crunchie rollercoaster and taking to the skies in a Cadbury Creme Egg airship!