INQUISITIVE pupils joined Littlehampton’s mayor during a day of food-filled fun at one of the town’s superstores.
The final batch of year-two children from the White Meadows Primary Academy, in Wick, were given a special tour of Tesco, in Broadpiece, on Thursday.
The trip aimed to give the youngsters a greater understanding of where their food comes from.
The children had the chance to get stuck into the bakery department as well as exploring all the fresh fruit and vegetable and learning how fishmongers prepare the shop’s seafood selections.
Year-two teacher Louise Winter, said: “The children absolutely loved it. They were fascinated to see how the bread and doughnuts were.
“The children were shocked to find out just how much bread Littlehampton gets through in a day!”
Three different classes took part in the event, with tours beginning last Tuesday and ending on Thursday.
Nick Peacock, Tesco Littlehampton’s community champion, helped to organise the days as part of the national Farm to Fork campaign set up by the retail giant.
He said: “I think this is a great idea because it teaches children where the food comes from and journey it makes from the farm to the fork.”
It’s not just schools who are taking part – Beaver and Cub groups in the town are also set to visit the store and join the fun.
To round off Thursday’s visit, the children were all given a ‘colossal’ loaf of bread, Mrs Winter said.
She wanted to thank the staff for their efforts.