choc fac2On Thursday, 6 February two fifth year classes went on their LCVP “Visit Out” to The Chocolate Factory in Dublin. Thomas Caffrey is known as The Irish “Willy Wonka” and is famous for producing Snowballs, Tea Cakes, Macaroon bars, Big Time bars and lots more.

This trip gave students the opportunity to see enterprise in action. Here they learnt about the history of chocolate and had a talk on how Caffrey’s chocolate factory is run.

They were brought on a tour of the mini factory and Chocolate Avenue.

choc fact3Accompanied by Ms Walsh and Ms Costello they were shown the different machinery needed to make chocolate. Later they were given a demonstration before having a go themselves at chocolate decoration.

To end the visit the girls had a table quiz on what they had learnt before being presented with individual Chocolate Warehouse Certificates for taking part in the visit.