The Food Processing Workshop is a small purpose-built production unit based at our Upper Court Café complex which produces a range of preserves and drinks to sell to the community.
Production is largely dictated by the season. In autumn term, we produce around 2,000 litres of apple juice whereas in the summer term we usually make jams and fruit cordials. Students are involved throughout the process, from harvesting fruit on site or at nearby farms, through to labelling the finished product and displaying it in the community store. Students of all abilities are encouraged to master the tasks required with supervision and practise. The workshop gives students an insight into the processes involved in making food and a real understanding of where food comes from. Students can see their products being consumed and enjoyed in the community which gives them a sense of achievement and pride in their work.