Few things are as irresistible as ice cream on a hot summer day. The little learners at Staford School led by their teachers, had a very enjoyable and exciting field trip on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May, 2015, when they visited an Ice Cream Factory to see how their favourite delights were churned out.
The children were first introduced to the welcoming workers at the factory and were then taken around to the different sections of the factory for an understanding of how ice creams are made. The tiny tots were really excited to observe the process of making their favourite Ice Creams.
It was a first time experience for the little ones to see big machines. The saw milk boiling, churning, cream being whipped and several other processed that go into making ice cream. They saw how chocolate chips, chunks of candy, fruit and other such tidbits get added to make different flavours of ice creams. They saw how the freshly made, ice cream was extruded from the machine and poured into containers. They also saw how the ice cream is then quickly super-frozen to lock in its structure in a process known as hardening. Finally the children were told how their local vendors store and carry the ice creams in really really cold environment, so that they can enjoy their treat.
For those of you who are wondering if the children understood anything at all, let us tell you, it was amazing to see the little angels explore, and show their curiosity by asking so many questions. The opportunity was a great learning experience for the children who learnt not only about the making of an ice cream, but also about communicating with unfamiliar faces, speaking confidently, conducting themselves properly in a group, and sharing. The children also tried to understand and appreciate the efforts that go into making something.
The teachers were so proud to see their young charges behaving so responsibly, patiently and respectfully with the community helpers.
After all the learning and exploring, the children and teachers indulged themselves to the sheer joy of having ice creams to cool themselves off on a summer day. It was an unexpected surprise for them and they enjoyed the delicious break before coming back to school. Now aren’t we lucky to taste ice cream right out of the factory freezer?