17/11/17 - White's Visits Year 11 Class
The Year 11 Home Economics : Food and Nutrition group enjoyed a visiting speaker from White’s Oats, Tandragee this morning.
Miss Kelly Adams joined the class in room 5 and provided the pupils with a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation. To begin with the history of the company was discussed as it dates back to 1910 and is now part of the Fane Valley group. This flowed on with identifying some of the local oat growers/farmers with the (Rory) Best family farm being highlighted.
The actual harvesting and production process was seen through video clips which clearly reflected the naturalness of this product. Kelly then moved on to explain the product ranges now on the market which make interesting use of the porridge oats. The long list of health benefits offered by oats were explained which reinforced the nutritional knowledge of the class.
Then the class heard about Interesting new product development ideas at White’s; which gave the group an insight into current consumer trends in the food industry. This lead on the Kelly allowing the first ever public showing the company’s new ‘taste the journey’ TV advertisement. Yes! – we seen it here first at Newtownhamilton High School!
Finally, a variety of company accolades were displayed on screen and the use of social media for advertising purposes was discussed. Kelly ended her presentation with time for pupil to ask questions. She then very kindly gave each person a bag of porridge oats – of course – from White’s and a selection of new recipes to try.
Thanks to Kelly this presentation has provided the pupils with a wonderful opportunity to see how the theory covered in the classroom setting is actually put into practice in an industrial setting.