Primary 7 pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School in Carryduff were this week welcomed into the wonderful and top secret world of Allied Bakeries for a guided tour of the bakery and a pancake decorating demonstration.
The 29 excited children and teachers, who won a competition to visit the bakery through NI4Kids, witnessed how some of Northern Ireland’s most mouth-watering baked treats are made. They watched wide-eyed as Sunblest pancakes, soda bread and potato bread plus Kingsmill loaves were mixed, baked and packaged, ready for delivery.
One of the highlights of the tour was seeing a real-life pancake robot in action and then using Sunblest pancakes, fresh from the oven to create funny faces with fruity toppings.
Peter Henry, General Manager of Allied Bakeries Ireland, said: “We absolutely loved opening the bakery doors and offering a sneak peak for the pupils of St Joseph’s Primary School as part of our community outreach programme. We are a local business, based in East Belfast and as such we want to engage with the community in which we operate – this was a particularly fun way in which to do this, so much so that we hope to make it an annual event.”
To learn more about Allied Bakeries, visit www.alliedbakeries.co.uk