Alosra was jam-packed with eager students as they made their way to the fresh foods departments to learn all about the products they buy from the fresh and friendly supermarket.
Both St. Christopher’s School Year 4 and British School of Bahrain’s preschool students participated in the trips, which took place starting mid-October until the beginning of November.
Pre-schoolers learned about the different fruits and vegetables on offer in the kingdom and whether they are grown on trees or on the ground, whereas the older crowd learned about their temperature storage.
The tour didn’t end there either. A visit to the bakery allowed students to see how the dough was baked and the butchery department illustrated the different meats available for purchase at a supermarket.
The highlight of the school trips was the visit to the farm, run by our Think Local farmer, Sadiq. Students were able to see fruits and vegetables that are grown on the farm. They even got to see the cows! Every time a cow mooed, the students cheered with joy!
Teachers emphasised the value of the trips as they teach students, especially pre-schoolers, where their foods come from and how they are maintained. When usually asked where fruits and vegetables come from, pre-schoolers always answer, “the supermarket, silly!” While that is partially true, they now get to understand the different processes involved in providing them with their produce. It was definitely an educational trip and the school visits are on their way to becoming part of Alosra traditions.