On Wednesday, year 10 GCSE Food and year 11 Hospitality and Catering students got the exciting opportunity to spend the day at Tiptree Jam Factory. They started the day with tours of the farm, spending time learning about the company’s efforts to increase biodiversity, sustainability and tasting the produce themselves which they thoroughly enjoyed. Students were then lucky enough to get a guided tour of the factory and experience first-hand the process of production and packaging of jams, sauces and other products made at Tiptree.
Following a tractor and trailer ride to lunch (a first for some students) they visited the on-site museum to delve deeper into the history of the company which has been making their world-famous jams since 1885 and with a quick visit to the shop to stock up on treats for themselves and their families, it was sadly time to head back to school.
Overall, students and staff had a thoroughly enjoyable day and it was lovely to see students so inquisitive and engaged throughout the day and hopefully an opportunity for them to share what their experience and understanding of all that’s involved in making products that carries the Royal Warrant. Feedback from Tiptree Jam Factory; “Please thank all the group for coming in sensible clothing and footwear and being so understanding with our rules on jewellery etc. They were all so well behaved too which makes it so much easier for us to keep on track and give as much information as possible. I’m sure they took lots of information away on Jam Manufacturing and fruit growing."