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Year 4 boys from Papplewick School in Ascot couldn’t believe their luck last Monday, 24th January when they were taken on a trip to 'Antes Chocolate Factory' at Sheeplands Farm, near Wargrave.

The trip was part of the ‘Geography of Chocolate’ scheme of work for the Year 4 Geography course. The boys had been learning about the climate required for the growing of cacao beans, and went to see how the beans are transformed into a chocolate bar.

The boys made a chocolate bar and a lollipop (with a choice of white, milk or dark chocolate) and decorated them with sweets.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said:  “Everyone had a wonderful time and they all came back with huge smiles on their faces!”

Antes Chocolate Factory is a family-run business which uses ethically sourced beans from Ghana. In their mini-factory, skilled craftsmen use sustainably sourced ingredients to make fresh, hand-made chocolates and candies.



About Papplewick

Papplewick is a day, weekly, and full boarding preparatory school for around 200 boys between the ages of 6 and 13. Situated in 15 acres of land opposite Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, Papplewick has an excellent record for academic achievement and feeds many of the UK’s top independent senior schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, Stowe and Bradfield.  

In the last two years the school has maintained its academic record, gaining no less than 18 awards to top independent schools, including three King’s Scholarships to Eton.  Through its strong commitment to sports, the school also builds skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and responsibility.

As well as academic, sporting and cultural excellence, Papplewick aims to provide boys with the confidence and security they need to fulfil their potential, and the school strives to promote enthusiasm for life, contribution to the community and kindness to others amongst all its pupils. 

A recent (2013) report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) remarks that relationships between pupils and teachers: ‘are an outstanding strength of the school and are seminal in creating the strong sense of a mutually supportive and trusting community.’