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Wonka Club

Welcome to the Wonka Club homepage of Anson Primary School. This page celebrates all things chocolate, creativity and Timotheé Chalamet.

Twelve children were invited to take part in Wonka Club, having been signed up in secret by their parents. Each of them unexpectedly received a Golden Ticket inviting them to join the club. The adventure had begun.

In this first session the lucky golden ticket holders were shown how to create their own simple chocolate bars. In order to make the bars you will need:

 

  • cooking chocolate
  • sprinkles
  • silicon moulds
  • a microwave
  • a fridge

🍫 Step One 

 

Break the chocolate bar into small pieces and place it in the base of the silicon mould.

 

🍫 Step Two 

 

Put the mould in the microwave and heat for one minute. If using white chocolate you may need less time.

 

 

🍫 Step Three 

 

Carefully remove the mould from the microwave using oven mittens or an adult. 
 

 

🍫 Step Four 

 

Stir the chocolate and tap the mould gently on a work surface to flatten the bar. Then add sprinkles.

 

 

🍫 Step Five 

 

Place the mould in the fridge to set. Then turn out the chocolate and enjoy.

Having created their simple chocolate bar the children were then given the chance to plan their own masterpiece. Using a grid to select the chocolate, toppings, sauces and other ingredients, the children began to design their dream chocolate bar.

At the end of the club the children were given a very special gift, their own personalised chocolate bar. 
 


 

The chocolate bar was designed using the Tony’s Chocolonely website and was given to the children so they could start thinking about design principles of chocolate bars for later in the term. You can make your own personalised bar below.


In Week Two the children made their own chocolate bars using the process from week one and following their recipe with their own preferred ingredients. The results were both astonishing and beautiful.


Before Charlie, before the Chocolate Factory, comes a story of invention and imagination . . .

Ever since he was a child, Willy Wonka had dreamed of making chocolate and sharing it with the world. As a young man, he arrives at the world-famous Galeries Gourmet, determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time.

But hounded by a trio of jealous chocolatiers, and tricked into a lifetime of washhouse drudgery, Wonka will need a little luck and a whole lot of magic – along with some help from a few friends – to fulfil his destiny.

Because if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

This delicious tale of dreams, friendship and chocolate is based on the major motion picture, Wonka, directed by Paul King, who created the story and wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby. The story is brought to the page by bestselling author Sibéal Pounder.

 

words from Penguin Books.

At the end of week two the children were given a copy of the book. This was because in Week Three there would be a special screening of Wonka.

WONKA | Official Trailer

Wonka is based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl's most iconic children's book and one of the best-selling children's books of all time, "Wonka" tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.


In week four we began to think about how the names of chocolate bars are imagined. To do this the children were presented with a taste test. 

These 8 chocolates were all unique and created especially for Wonka Club. Each one had a different flavour, texture, taste and smell. Using all their senses the children needed to taste the chocolates and develop names for each of them. To help them they were provided with a grid to record their ideas.

By the end of the session all the results were in and the chocolates had been named.


Following our taste testing we now began to explore our own perfect Wonka style creation and bring it to the marketplace.

 

This is the official Wonka Club bar. It is the best of the ingredients selected by the children over the first 5 weeks of the club and has the exact combination of creaminess, crunch and surprises we look for in a bar.

 

 

Starting from the base this chocolate bar has:

 

1. A layer of milk chocolate contains mini chocolate beans with a crispy outer coating.

 

2. Two wafers sandwiched and topped with gooey toffee sauce and covered in a thin layer of white chocolate.

 

3. A layer of milk chocolate infused and topped with fudge flavouring and pieces of cubed fudge bites.

The children each ate half a bar of the delicious chocolatey sensation and then set about designing the packaging for our Wonka Club bar.

 

This was inspired by the UK’s leading chocolate brands.

The children examined wrappers from lots of chocolate bars and came up with a list of packaging requirements.

 

1. A short punchy name (often alliterated)

2. Bright bold colours 

3. A logo

4. An image of the chocolate bar

5. Bubble writing with a background or shadow 

6. A slogan on the side of a wrapper

7. A QR code and/or barcode

Planning of the chocolate bars then began. The children used a template which would fit exactly around our Wonka Club bar. Some knew the theme immediately while others focused on finding a name and building their brand.

 

 

The children used Keynote on iPad to bring their designs to life. The app allowed them to use drawing and photography to make their bars unique. You can see the finished results below.

One of the most important pieces of candy created in Willy Wonka's factory is the Everlasting Gobstopper. It is this single sweet that results in Charlie winning the whole chocolate factory. This week, we create our own version. 

The Everlasting Gobstopper

Willy Wonka is showing off his R&D department of new treats that he is making.

Materials

 

  • Royal Icing
  • Jelly Beans

 

Step One:

Make a small cube of royal icing. The cube will give you six flat surfaces to work with and allow you to push your jelly beans firmly into the icing. 

 

 


Step Two:

Open a packet of jelly beans and select six beans making sure you have six different colours in your final selection. This adds the most colour to your gobstopper. 

 

 

 

Step Three:

Now push the six jelly beans into the sides of the cube. You may need to squeeze and mould the royal icing so that the jelly beans do not fall out. 

 

 

 

Once you are finished, pop your Everlasting Gobstopper in the fridge for two hours. This will make the royal icing go solid. When you eat it, suck it and the royal icing will dissolve away leaving the jelly beans in your mouth. 

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