YOUNGSTERS at a Chester school learned how to make delicious bread when two top bakers paid them a visit.

Paul Graves and Keith Birkett from Roberts Bakery dropped into Dee Point Primary School in Blacon to teach 50 year five pupils how to make the perfect loaf.

It was the duo’s second visit to the school and the family bakery has now guided 100 Dee Point pupils through the process of mixing, kneading and shaping dough.

Teacher Luke Bennett said: “This was another superb visit and the children were really excited about meeting the baking experts from Roberts Bakery. It was a great enrichment experience for them to take just a few ingredients and make a loaf that looked and smelled so delicious.”

Paul Graves of Roberts Bakery added: “It was fantastic to show the children that it is easy and great fun to make a loaf of bread. Some children don’t get the chance to bake at home, so this visit has given them new baking skills and the confidence to have a go. The children were also really interested to hear about how bread is manufactured on a large scale and how it reaches our shelves.”

The pair also visited children in the reception class to talk to them about the Northwich-based bakery, which is 130 years old and makes 90 million loaves a year.

They explained where the ingredients in bread come from, how bread is manufactured on a large scale and how it reaches supermarket shelves.

Roberts Bakery started out in 1887 as a modest grocery store which sold freshly-baked bread to customers in its hometown.

Now, more than two million loaves a week can be seen rotating in the iconic cooling towers at the front of the bakery.

The skilled tradition of breadmaking has been passed down through four generations of the Roberts’ family, who all have a genuine passion for the business and its bread.